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New Year's Day Dash - Run5 Mile

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Middleton, Wisconsin
United States
Fleet Feet Sports - Madison
14F / -10C
Total Time = 41m 20s
Overall Rank = 127/250
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 26/40
Pre-race routine:

Bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch and some sort of whole grain flakes. Drive up to Madison. Arrived at 10 am for 11 am start time.
Event warmup:

Gentle massaging and stretching of leg muscles (inside), followed by a short jog to warm up the muscles (outside). Wind chill was aroun -6F. Butt-cold out there.
  • 41m 20s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

Keeping cool was not a problem. Several layers, including a full zip fleece top layer, gloves and a balaclava help regulate the cold.

Ran a decent race considering the cold, wind, and trail conditions. Could have pushed a little harder through the race, but it would not have made much difference in my rankings.

Ran steady pace for first couple of miles then negative splits from there.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. This was a good excuse to get out of the house on a holiday and join up with other deranged people looking to exercise outside on a bitterly cold day.
Post race
Warm down:

Sit at the bar at Quaker Steak and Lube and drink the free Capital Brewing Company beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Desire and cold weather.

Event comments:

Friendly runners, great volunteers, and a good turnout on a cold holiday morning. Chip timed and decent goodie back with a commemorative pint glass. Well worth the $15 entry fee.

Last updated: 2008-01-02 12:00 AM
00:41:20 | 05 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/40
Overall: 127/250
Performance: Good
Course: Interesting mix of clear streets, clear bike paths, and snow/ice covered bike paths.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-01-02 2:02 PM

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Walworth, WI
Subject: New Year's Day Dash

2008-01-03 8:54 AM
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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
Subject: RE: New Year's Day Dash
Nice job, Todd!!
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