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Friday post

I don’t have any recent races to write about and I’ve been sick all week so my training program is totally shot. Yesterday I wrote a piece that was about life and changes and not so much about running. So I didn’t think that quit fit in with the theme I’m going for with this blog.

So today I want to let everyone know about a cool website that I recently discovered called What is so cool about this site is that you can gather all of your race results into one place. Over the past nine years I’ve run about 40 races and except for a few small races run by local Parks & Rec departments, they are all on my list.

It is free but you do need to sign up. Then the site looks for your races. If it does not find a race you can still try to find your results. I ran the Ocean State Marathon in Providence, RI in 2003 but the results did not show up. I knew I ran near the end of the pack so I started at the bottom of the finishers list and worked my way up. I was there but my name was spelled wrong! I was able to claim my results and add it to my list.

Once you have your list compiled you can then look at each race and see how you compared to the other runners in that race and how your results compare to your previous results. Cool stuff!

So check out, for a wicked good time! Thanks for reading and have a great Friday!

BTW – I’m going out for a 5K at lunch even if it kills me! I hate being sick.

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3 responses to “Friday post”

  1. Kevin Avatar

    Athlinks is a great site for compiling results – I agree. I’ve been on there for a few years, and it has been obvious they envisioned it having a social networking aspect, but it just isn’t there and probably never will be. But you can share results and upcoming events with friends via Twitter & Facebook…always a plus.

    Don’t sweat missing a week of training being sick. A plan assumes you 100% healthy and able to go 100% of the time. It’s not realistic, and you’ll bounce back.

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Thanks for reading my blog and your comment.
      I like looking at the analysis on the site and having everything in one convenient place. It’s too bad they could not take the site to the next level. It could be interesting, but I’m more interested in competing with my self and getting better than I am in competing with everyone else.
      I’m going to try an easy 5K at lunch time today. I’m beginning to feel like a jelly donut!

  2. imakeeper Avatar

    Oh this website looks awesome!! THanks for the post about it… I really need to track my races better. Sorry to hear you are sick- I hate that too especially when it messed with my running! Good luck with your 5k– better than nothing!