Can You Guess My Finish Time? (Giveaway)

I forgot to mention that I signed up for another race last week. It’s the U Can Finish 5-miler and the race is this weekend.


Not only is the race super close to home (15 minutes away) but the course is through the campus of the University of Central Florida, where I graduated from college, so I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll be running this one with my my chauffer too, so it doesn’t get much better than that.


Here’s where you guys come in. Be the first to guess my finish time, and I’ll buy you a $10.00 gift certificate to either Starbucks or Target (your choice). I know it’s not much, but this is just for fun so please only call me cheap behind my back. In this economy, you need to make due with what you got.

The rules:

  • The first person that comes closest to guessing my finish time (without going over) wins. So if you guess the winning time but someone else also guessed that time before you, no dice.
  • Need help guessing? Feel free to look at my Races page to check out my past finish times, or check out my Daily Mile page to see what my training has been like lately.
  • Open to U.S. and Puerto Rico residents only (unless you have use for a U.S. dollar gift certificate elsewhere).
  • Comments will close sometime Friday evening, so leave a comment with your guess before then.

Good luck! 🙂

Edited to add: I will email the winner on Saturday or Sunday.



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53 responses to “Can You Guess My Finish Time? (Giveaway)

  1. Deb

    I think you are going to come in @ 44.45 for your 5 mile run. Good luck!

  2. Melissa MCDC

    Oooh this is fun. No pressure but I think you are going to make it in 44:12! You go girl!

  3. 47:01 …..Good luck!

  4. 48:15 Good Luck! 🙂

  5. Pam

    We have really similar times a lot, so I’m going to guess my last 8k time :). 45:42 ftw!!!!

  6. Tiffany

    45:45. Good luck!

  7. marisa

    have a great race!

  8. Truc

    49:02. Good luck!

  9. Christina S.


  10. Son of a… Way to shaft the Canadians 🙂 Well I will guess anyway. 45:06!
    Good luck!

    • Paula

      You could win it then come visit me and use it then. I will even drive you there. See how giving I am? Some of our Targets even have Starbucks IN them so we could hit them both up and spend all day there!

  11. Amanda S.

    I will be running it too! My first time doing an official race longer than a 5k. I am scared. But anyway, I think you will finish in 48:37.

  12. Lisa

    47:40. Have fun!

  13. How have I known you this long and not realized that you went to UCF? It kind of just blew my mind.

    Anyway, I’m going to guess 44:44 and then if I win, I’m going to demand you use it with me at the aforementioned Starbucks IN a Target. Oh the shenanigans that will ensue.

    Good luck! I thought about signing up for this but I’ll be in Pa. this weekend. Have fun!

  14. Sarah

    48:58. Randomly chosen time!

  15. My guess is 43:45! Good luck!

  16. My guess is going to be 44:51.

    Good luck. My husband and I are running that race too. We will be the slow ones in the back 🙂

    • Paula

      I’d kill to get my husband to run a race with me. I don’t even think my husband likes to drive 5 miles, much less run them. 🙂 Good luck at the race!

      • I am a very lucky girl. My husband is willing to run just about any distance with me. A full marathon is the only thing he won’t do.

  17. I will be there so say hi! And do I win if I automatically announce your finish time as whatever I guess??? 🙂

    I guess 48:24

  18. I would totally guess and would have guessed an awesome time for you, but you are not letting your Canadian friends participate 😦

  19. William

    I’m going with 47:05, but I hope you run it even faster. Enjoy!

  20. I’ll guess an even 45 minutes! I just hope you have a great race!

  21. Jennifer SS

    53:32. Good luck!

  22. David

    45:50 – N.P.

  23. I suck at life. You tweeted about my giveaway like .5 seconds after I posted it. Yet I didn’t even SEE this post until 12 hours after it went up. I’m therefore taking myself out of the running. But if I *were* participating I’d guess 47:23.

  24. Michelle

    Ohhhh fun! I’m going to guess 45:40! Good luck!

  25. Sara

    47:13. Good luck!

  26. Nicole G

    49:15 is my guess, but I’m secretly betting you’ll be faster than that! 🙂

  27. Jessica

    47:24 Good Luck!

  28. Shannon

    43:50, I’m hoping it was so great that’s why the give away!

  29. What a cool idea! I am not sure how accurate my guess will be – I just started reading your blog (I think I saw your comment on another blog) … but I am going to guess 45:00. And am going to steal this idea for my upcoming half and link back to your brilliancy (<– is that a word?!).

  30. Lena Duffy

    with adrenaline… 44:06
    You. Can. Do. It.

  31. Susan schmetzer

    37 minutes

  32. I love this post for so many reasons. Mostly the things below the actual post. So, now that I see the competition–fierce!!!–I vote 45:07. I wouldn’t choose that, but since Lindsey is Canadian, I think I have a good shot at winning. USA! USA!

  33. Official guess is 47:26. I think I’ll be slower than that – so you better kick my ass!