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    Post by P2 on Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:58 pm

    Does anyone here ever have short races? Well I have a 3K coming on Tuesday and I really, reaaly wanna get sub11 but I don't know how to race a 3K. So help please. Do I go out hard and hang on or go out at 6 pace and build to 5.30?

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    Re: 3K

    Post by Bocho6 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:12 am

    id say just try and go out hard....esp in shorter distances
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    Re: 3K

    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:14 am

    Run it like a 2 miler but go out a bit harder and start your kick sooner.


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    Re: 3K

    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:14 am

    Remember that a 3k is less than 2 miles, 6:00 to 5:30 pace at a 5:45 avergae may be too slow unless the course is hilly.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by P2 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:29 am

    6 pace makes a 11.10.

    could i do better than 6 pace in a 3k if my pr is a 6.12 pace in a 5K?
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:31 am

    I would think so.


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    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:32 am

    Yes, unless you're not in PR shape.

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    Re: 3K

    Post by XC_crazy on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:33 am

    I had a 3k race this year. But yeah I only have to race that distance once a year but I would go out harder and try to keep a faster pace than normal since it's shorter.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by P2 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:40 am

    ugh. i hate going out hard. i just hate that sudden feeling of being tired and the pain of the start.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by T B K on Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:43 am

    I have to do a 4K race for AAU Cross Crountry. But if I were you I would walk the course and choose landmarks to help you with when to kick or identify the last tenth. That's what I usually do when I have an odd distance like 3K or 4K.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:04 am

    T B K wrote:I have to do a 4K race for AAU Cross Crountry. But if I were you I would walk the course and choose landmarks to help you with when to kick or identify the last tenth. That's what I usually do when I have an odd distance like 3K or 4K.
    The last tenth is too late.
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    Post by T B K on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:10 am

    FinishingKick wrote:
    T B K wrote:I have to do a 4K race for AAU Cross Crountry. But if I were you I would walk the course and choose landmarks to help you with when to kick or identify the last tenth. That's what I usually do when I have an odd distance like 3K or 4K.
    The last tenth is too late.

    Like last 3-5 tenths depending on the length.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:24 am

    run it like a 2 mile.


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    Re: 3K

    Post by Just Because on Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:07 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:run it like a 2 mile.

    +1 but kick after your 7th lap which is 200m left.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by eternally_running on Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:33 pm

    i've never run any short races in xc, ans the shortest thing i run in track is the 800....and i hate it!! Mad
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    Re: 3K

    Post by P2 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:31 pm

    k guys thanks. especially to tbk because its my home course and i get to walk it today so ill bring my garmin.

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    Re: 3K

    Post by ButterySmoothStride on Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:39 pm

    Just Because wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:run it like a 2 mile.

    +1 but kick after your 7th lap which is 200m left.

    considering the terrain difference, his time might be very close to that of a track 2 mile, and if the
    times are the same then the intensity and the timing are all the same
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    Re: 3K

    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:31 pm

    dont suck/be a girl and you will break 11. its not hard, trust me
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    Re: 3K

    Post by P2 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:35 pm

    SourWorms wrote:dont suck/be a girl and you will break 11. its not hard, trust me
    alright. thats the best advice actually.

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    Post by XC_crazy on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:49 pm

    SourWorms wrote:dont suck/be a girl and you will break 11. its not hard, trust me

    I thought you were banned Suspect
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    Re: 3K

    Post by P2 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:57 pm

    oh well. thats valid advice.
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    Re: 3K

    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:57 pm

    XC_crazy wrote:
    SourWorms wrote:dont suck/be a girl and you will break 11. its not hard, trust me

    I thought you were banned Suspect

    someone doesn't frequent the arguments/debates section eh?

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    Re: 3K

    Post by XC_crazy on Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:54 am

    SourWorms wrote:
    XC_crazy wrote:
    SourWorms wrote:dont suck/be a girl and you will break 11. its not hard, trust me

    I thought you were banned Suspect

    someone doesn't frequent the arguments/debates section eh?

    No I don't go on the arguments/debates section very often.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:31 am

    XC_crazy wrote:

    No I don't go on the arguments/debates section very often.
    your not missing much lol...all the threads seem to lead back to whether or not god is real.

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    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:24 am

    alex-likes-running wrote:
    XC_crazy wrote:

    No I don't go on the arguments/debates section very often.
    your not missing much lol...all the threads seem to lead back to whether or not god is real.

    I wonder if I start a topic called "Eggs or Bacon" if it would be some how changed into another God vs. no God topic.


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