Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm the CHAMP! haha

So here's the official data for the race:
5k - 143 Participants
Dad - 26:00, 49th place
Ash - 28:56, 71st place

10k - 96 Participants
Dad - 57:11, 52nd place

Ash - WINNER OF THE 18-24 AGE DIVISION!!!!!!!!!!!
And I wasn't at the awards b/c I was watching the 10k, so I didn't hear my name called, but I got a reusable bag and a waterbottle today! I'm the champ! LOL

I'm not going to lie, I think it's hysterical I won my age division... I'm happy, but I feel like this race had to have been a fluke. How the heck did I cut 2 mins in 3 weeks AND on a hilly course?! Ahhh, we'll see how I do May 16th at the Coach Hep 5k :)


  1. WOO-HOO! Even better! Great job :)

  2. Congrats, Speedy Gonzales. Perhaps your newfound speed comes from fixing your form. That helped me a lot. I've found it's easier to breath and I get more of a push forward when I don't cross my arms. Your Dad may be a genius... :)

  3. Way to go Ash! How awesome is that win!

  4. Congratulations!!!! I always run faster in races than I do in training - even though I try to keep the same pace. I think it is just the rush of everyone around me that makes me run faster.

  5. hey! i just found your blog today and think its awesome! I am into fitness and eating healthy so this is great! =] and congrats on winning!

  6. Don't diminish your accomplishment! You did awesome! It's not a fluke! YOU ran that race. YOU finished in record time AND YOU won your age group. Be proud!

  7. Congrats!

    I felt the same way when I came in #1 in my 10k, than I found out there was only 3 people in my age division. Hahaha! I bet out 2 people. Woot!

  8. WOW Congrats Ashlee. Sounds like you had a very successful run. Be very proud of yourself!

  9. That is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!


    own it, Woman.

    shout it from the rooftops :)

  11. Woohoo that is amazing! Just goes to show you're getting stronger by the second.

  12. Not to rain on your parade, but it might be possible that the course was a little short. To cut that amount of time in a 5K in 3 weeks would be pretty intense, especially if the course was hilly. That would be 40 seconds off of each of your miles. Did you or your dad wear a Garmin or other GPS that might've let you know whether the course was a little short?
    Either way, CONGRATS on winning your age group! That definitely doesn't depend on the course since everyone ran the same one!