Freezeroo #1 - Run5 Mile

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Perinton, New York
United States
Greater Rochester Track Club
18F / -8C
Total Time = 42m 23s
Overall Rank = 139/213
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 21/28
Pre-race routine:

Slept like an insomniac. Never mix your layer at a party taco, chocolate, chicken wings. I didn't eat too much for me. Awake at 3:00AM and never fell asleep again. Got Willie going. Had some toast with butter and jelly. Ken pick me up smack at 8:30 and got Mike at 9:00. Got to race at 9:20 and chipped up stood in line for potty but a one holer. Gave up. Sat in truck to warm up and little and put gear on.
Event warmup:

Ran 1/4 mile to too see if john was free. Then to race start. Stood about ten minutes waiting for it to start. Got a little cold.
  • 42m 23s
  • 5.04 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Started 3/4 back. It was like people just started running. No beep or gun. Picked my way well the first short leg and legs felt good. Mike caught up and said "Hey speedy". What who me? These are training runs for Mike and me. So I ran where I felt comfortable.

Slower then I had hoped for but better then last year. Mr Garmin kept us appraised of our pace. I was happy with it. Wasn't going to red line it. Any how Mike and I figured we could come up wit enough excuses.
Mile 1 Ice, snow and wet pavemet
Mile 2 Hat flew off. (mine)
Mile 3 Mike had to tie shoe (thank god I needed to slow down for a minute
Mile 4 I rolled ankle off the side of the road (just a stumble).
Mile 5I have a ingrown toenail. (Y peeled it out yeaterday like a butcher on a mission, ouch),
Chute to finish was ice and snow covered. So no sprint home.
Ken passed us 1/2 mile out and did well. Missing goal by seconds.

What would you do differently?:

Sleep, maybe not hit the rollers so hard the day before, tie hat on tie, tie Mike's shoe, watch way I was going instead of watching the guy almost get hit by the car, studded shoes.
Post race
Warm down:

Congratulated Mike on one down. Walked to cabin for eats. Drove home to get Willie to cards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Enjoyed my performance. Not much except fix excuses above.

Event comments:

One Freezer down! Mike and I did this series last year. Great way to get out there and train. Where else can you get six races for $40 with chip timing and lunch after? Spaghetti to day, served by a cute blond and some other guy. We got hats but too small for our fat heads. Willie will like it. Thanks for driving Ken.

Last updated: 2008-11-30 12:00 AM
00:42:23 | 05.04 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 139/28
Overall: 21/213
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 08m 06s 1.00 miles 08m 06s /mile 156 171 2 08m 21s 1.00 miles 08m 21s /mile 164 172 3 08m 23s 1.00 miles 08m 23s /mile 167 173 4 08m 42s 1.00 miles 08m 42s /mile 165 170 5 08m 29s 1.00 miles 08m 29s /mile 163 169 6 00m 22s 0.04 miles 09m 06s /mile 166 167
Course: Rectangular. Long sides rolling hills. Wet, icy and snowy in parts and at shoulders. At spots no place to pass except in snow.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3