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Santa Claus Shuffle 5K - Run5k

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Norfolk, VA
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 24m 12s
Overall Rank = 102/519
Age Group = M 30-39
Age Group Rank = 25/50
Pre-race routine:

Usual - whey & gatorade. Yogurt smoothie. As this race started little later than usual (9:30), I was hungry at race time.
Event warmup:

Jogging, stretching.
  • 24m 12s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

Personal Best by 20+ seconds. I was starting to lose it around mile 2.5, but held on for the end.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, maybe not start at back of pack.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Crowds at first.

Event comments:

Good race. I would run this again.

Last updated: 2004-11-30 12:00 AM
00:24:12 | 03.1 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/50
Overall: 102/519
Performance: Good
8:00 (very crowded first half mile), 7:43, 7:41
Course: Winding course through paved trails of Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Trails were narrow and crowded at first. I got caught near the back at the start and had a tough time getting through the crowds.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2004-12-11 11:02 AM

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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: Santa Claus Shuffle 5K

2004-12-12 1:46 PM
in reply to: #91477

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King George, VA
Subject: RE: Santa Claus Shuffle 5K
Congrats on the PR!

2004-12-13 3:30 PM
in reply to: #91477

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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Santa Claus Shuffle 5K
That's a wicked time, Tony. You slaughtered my Santa Shuffling!
Finished in the top fifth. Nice job, buddy!
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