Summer Crawler Meet Results

G’day everyone,

First, I just want to thank everyone for competing, volunteering, cheering, and helping make yesterdays time trials such a fun event.  I’d also like to thank the little league team for having a practice the same day, allowing the rest rooms to be open.  Special thanks to Yokari who used a break in her work schedule to cheer us on.

Also, kudos go to Crawler ‘rookies’ Cillian, Rod, and Jose for being great sports.  Jose did not even know there was a track meet and he willingly jumped into the 5k.  For Cillian, this was his first Crawler outing, and both he and Rod stepped up by filling some empty slots in the Distance Medley teams;

And as for the results, it’s pretty awesome to see how competitive our times are, considering we are such a small running club! Especially in the heat, it seems like everyone ran as fast or faster than their predicted times.  And this was in 90 degree humidity.  This is especially true regarding the 5k.  Many of the 5k runners hadn’t run a 5k on the track before.  The trick to the 5k seems to be not to go out too hard, or else it can seem like a very long 12.5 laps.  And because of the heat, it’s important to focus more on feel than on split times.  And based on how well everyone ran, it seems like people just raced it perfectly.  It would be interesting to compare our paces for the 5k with the 6 minute repetitions we did several weeks ago.

On to the Results:

Womens 5k:
Keely 19:58
Lauren G 21:15
Melissa 22:13

Mens 5k:
Sam 18:15
Ben  18:31
Cillian 19:02
Jose   19:28

Women’s mile
Annie 6:16 (Crawler record and 23 second faster than the Spring)

Men’s Mile
Brad 5:14 (six second improvement compared to the Spring)
Aaron 5:40 (18 second improvement compared to the Spring)
Sam  6:14
Ben 6:17

Distance Medley –

Team Duck (Sam-Rod-Lauren G-Cillian) = 13:50
(4:05, 1:07, 3:12, 5:26)
* Team Duck has won the last 2 relays now.

Team Tiger (Ben-Annie-Aaron-Brad)  = 13:54
(4:05, 1:23, 2:43, 5:43)

Also, great times were had at Stoney’s!

Thanks everybody!  Hopefully, we can have another meet around the Holiday Season.

Next week, we’ll have a Thursday morning workout at 6:20.  Location TBD.

Also, anyone interested in a long run on Saturday.  I was considering running from Logan through Georgetown Roosevelt Island then to Alexandria and taking the metro back.  I’ll be at the Chipotle at 7 am in Woodley Park

Have a great weekend!

Sam

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