Sunday, April 05, 2009


I did the Stratton Faxon Greator Danbury Half today. I've done it 2 times before. Very hilly. Today was a great day for the race. Started at 50 ended about 62. I got to to race just in time to get my bib and get to the start line. I thought the half started at 10:30 but it was schedule to start at 10:20 the 5k started at 10:30 I'm not sure how I got it mixed up. When I g0t my bid and chip I had 6 minutes to to get to the start line. There was no time for me to even pick up my T shirt because I wouldn't have had time to get to my car. I was park somewhere else other than the parking lot as it close to parking at 9:45. I had a rough time out there. My race times started declining in 2007 I thought that was my worst race year then 2008 proved me wrong. Now 2009 is even worst. I'm worst than ever, I'm not even doing times I did when I first started racing. I can't even explain what is going on. Determination will get me through this, I will never let my passion go, I'm a lifer. This too shall pass.
oh I forgot: 2:06, 2:08 and today 2:18 somthihg? lordy lordy something is happening to me.

16 comments:

Just_because_today said...

and you didn't have any wind? it was soooooo windy overhere! I have had two years of bad racing times and then somehow for no reason at all, my times have gotten better. Keep the passion, and like I said in my post today, don't let it become a chore that you dread.

DawnB said...

Yes it was very windy out there I read your post today. I just hated to think that this could be me. I started to write maybe this is what I'm going through now.. the challenge is getting through this phase...thats where I stop I just could not find anything to follow. It means alot to me the way you responded today. thank you.

Julie said...

Dawn,
As I have said before- you are an inspiration to all of us because you are out there. I know you will never give up and this "plateau" will pass and you will be stronger and faster again.

Michelle said...

Dawn your doing great! Don't forget you raced the day before this race!! That is not easy! Be easy on yourself please!! You are running and racing and finishing!!!

I think your great!!!

Reese said...

Run for the love of running. It takes a lot to keep running in a race when you aren't into it. I think you are doing a great job.

DawnB said...

Thank you all for your encouragement!!

Sunshine said...

Wonderful temperatures for a pleasant race.
Congratulations on getting to the start in time.
You are a runner. Your experience and your spirit will energize your running.

Dusty said...

Wind can make a HUGE difference in time. You lose more going into the wind then you pick up with it to your back. It destroyed my 5K time by over a minute last week - so 13.1 miles... there is your time issue.

Christie said...

Dawn, you'll get through this. Just don't stop running. And don't forget to just enjoy it. It's a blessing, no matter how fast or slow you go.

Mark said...

Your determination will see you through! Keep running! I think you posted a great time!

Thomas said...

Overracing?

Pamela Ann said...

Things change. This to will not stay the same. Enjoy yourself. Do you need me to come make a trip out there???? Get you motivated a little, huh? huh? huh? (smile)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Your 2009 sounds a lot like my 2008 was. Just stay positive and try some different things with your running. I came out of it this year and I'm feeling great. I'm sure you will get there too.

UltraBrit said...

I still wonder if you need a little time to step back from it. I don't mean to stop running, but to reduce the miles and reduce the races and then come back strong. Your body or mind might just need a little rest and rebooting. Hang in there!

CTmarathoner said...

Dawn --good race!! I heard that Sunday was a nice day up here.
Someday it will be warm!!!!

CTmarathoner said...

p.s. don't be so hard on yourself with your times --I know it is discouraging but they will come back down. You are out racing and that is an inspiration:)