Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Virtual Mile Race Results

The results are in. Well, most of them. If you have not gotten me your time, just post a comment and I'll add you in.

I want to thank all of you for supporting me in my crazy goal of running a mile in less than 5 minutes. I had been working on this for a long time, and it was awesome to have done it with all of you out there with me. It was neat to see how many of you were motivated to keep working on your speed. This race idea was mostly a selfish attempt to find some extra motivation to cut off those last few seconds. I am thrilled that the race provided some motivation for a lot of you as well.

Without further ado, here are the results.

The women's race was very close. The top three were within 2 seconds of each other.
Marci - 6:56 Pleased with the sub-7.
Marcy - 6:58 Nearing the puke threshold.
Makita - 6:58 Stagecoach Robbery
Kara - 7:24 Racing solo is just no fun.
Nikemom - 7:42 After 90 minutes of running.
MCM Mama - 7:45 First time ever under 8 minutes.
Linden - 8:19 Great way to start a taper.
Merrymishaps - 8:35 "No new personal record, but I had a good run, anyway!"
Beth - 8:48 First virtual race and a near PR.
S - 9:05 "I ran it surprisingly fast (for me at least)."
Runnin' Ragged - 9:09 "I'm happy with it."
Michelle J - 9:24 "I’m a freakin running machine!!"
Lani - 9:34 Says her run was just an afterthought, but she was an incredible support.
Nancy - 10:07 Harley's, paratroopers, and she is definitely a runner!
J~Mom - 10:08 Post-dinner, pre-tri try.
Crankygirl - 10:12 What's 12 seconds?
Carly - 10:55 Celebrating the first day of school.
Pokey - 11:05 11 minute, 5 second lesson about herself.
(The Happy Runner gets an honorable mention for doing .71 miles in 4:44.)

There weren't any close finishes on the men's side, but exciting nonetheless.
Reid - 4:59 I did it!
Nitmos - 5:35 Garmin (p.b.t.n.) vs. Common sense (sorry Nitmos, had to go with the 4 lap time).
(The other) Reid - 5:50 Great name, great mile.
Maximus - 6:00 6 Minute Mile Man
Rob - 6:17 Fastest mile time so far.
Marci's "Hubs" - 6:23 Not shabby, considering he didn't run all summer.
ShoreTurtle - 6:46 Looking forward to more.
Greg - 7:44 Fast first mile threw off the rest of his 5k.
USJogger - 7:48 "Just shy of 5 minutes."
SuperDave - 8:02 "I'm always a day late and a dollar short!"
Pat - 10:14 "Roger Bannister would have been proud."

Thanks again to everyone for participating. And let me know if I missed anyone!


Marci said...

Thanks again for organizing this Reid. Wow, this was my first ever first! I plan on trying again this week.

Makita said...

Wow! Sweet! Congrats for running sub 5 - that is amazing! I can't believe I'm in the top 3! :D

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this a lot--what a great idea.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great idea! We had a blast here.

Nice going, everyone!

kara said...

Love what USJogger said -> "Just shy of 5 minutes."
; )

Keep on Running

bill carter said...

congrats on the sub 5!! You really worked for it and you absolutely deserve it. I apologize for dropping out, but I have been having a little soreness in my left knee and a problem with my right big toe and didn't want to push it with my marathon in less than 2 weeks.

Way to tear it up my friend and congrats on the impending arrival.

Nitmos said...

Thanks for the motivation! Congratulations again on reaching your goal. Garmin must not like the circles I was doing. So sad.

Brianna said...

I'll have to keep my eye out for your next virtual race!

Congrats on breaking 5. That's HUGE!!!

Greg Johnson said...


Congrats! on your sub 5 mile. Wow! I can only imagine.

Thanks for putting on a great virtual race.


S said...

I just saw you posted the results. thanks :-) and thanks for organizing this since it was the ONLY reason I managed to get myself running again after the half.

J~Mom said...

Thanks for organizing for us!!