Wacky Snacky 5k Run - Run5k

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Chicago Special Events Management
19F / -7C
Total Time = 22m 6s
Overall Rank = 75/873
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/56
Pre-race routine:

It was significantly windy and snowy out. The cold temperature left little motivation to stretch and amply prepare for the event. I pretty much told myself this would not be the guage setting race for the beginning of my season since it would be impossible to get a good run in with the snow and wind.
Event warmup:

Easy jog between packet pickup and car, then back.
  • 22m 6s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Super windy out and 1/2 inch of snow on the ground. You couldn't toe off well and your feet would slip at the last moment.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Snow on the ground
Suffering from a Head Cold

Event comments:

Cool timelapse video by "BenSeese" on Vimeo.com:
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Wacky 5K Timelapse from BenSeese on Vimeo.

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Last updated: 2009-02-23 12:00 AM
00:22:06 | 03.11 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/56
Overall: 75/873
Performance: Below average
Course: City streets thru the West Loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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