Wacky Snacky 5k Run - Run

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Chicago Special Events Management
15F / -9C
Total Time = 29m 21s
Overall Rank = 375/873
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 26/43
Pre-race routine:

Got up with the kids and made the dynamic pre-race food, chocolate chip pancakes. Fed everyone and got moving.
Event warmup:

Did some minor stretching but basically tried to stay warm.
  • 29m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile

It was cold but I felt good. That subsided once I started running. My mind just wanted to stop and rest. Crazy, huh. So I stopped a few times but not for that long.
What would you do differently?:

Better gloves?
Post race
Warm down:

Went right into the building for the post-race snack food. Stretched a teeny bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My mind, mind, mind.......

Event comments:

I'll do this race again, if only to get the food afterwards. But I will not walk again!

Last updated: 2008-12-28 12:00 AM
00:29:21 | 03.11 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/43
Overall: 375/873
Performance: Below average
Course: Around the west loop. Not exactly picturesque but it wasn't too bad except for the wind, snow, ice and potholes underneath it all.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4