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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Shamrock Shuffle
32F / 0C
Total Time = 35m 44s
Overall Rank = 720/13294
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 126/1381
Pre-race routine:

Got up "early". PB&J and potty. Drank about 8oz of water and packed up & got in car. Parked on Financial about 1 block South of BT meetup @ Bar Louie. Walked/sloshed my way to start area and arrived exactly 5 minutes prior to Corral Area cutoff.
Event warmup:

Ha! "Warmup", yeah right. It was freezing and there was no escaping the slush and water on the ground. I "warmed" up by standing in my Start Corral next to the rest of the people in there.

This weather SUCKED!
  • 35m 44s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 07m 11s  min/mile

Well, it was too cold and windy for my to "need" to stop for water. Of course, I could have used the water but I decided that it was only 5 miles and I wanted this run over as quickly as possible!

New PR Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

Wear plastic bags in my shoes....really the water was unavoidable.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slush, cold temps, and wind

Event comments:

The "Rate this race" number is low, not because it was a bad event, only because the weather was so awful.

I BEAT MY 2008 TIME BY ALMOST A WHOLE MINUTE. This is with the poor running/weather conditions. My 1/2 Marathon training is really helping me out this year.

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Last updated: 2009-02-21 12:00 AM
00:35:44 | 04.97 miles | 07m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 126/1381
Overall: 720/13294
Performance: Below average
New PR Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Course: City Steets. But, they were all slushy and wet!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2009-03-30 11:14 AM

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Winter Park, Florida
Subject: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K

2009-03-30 12:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K
There would have been no shame IMO in bagging this race. Those conditions were brutal. Good job in avoiding injury.
2009-03-30 12:20 PM
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Winter Park, Florida
Subject: RE: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K

Yeah, bagging the race definitely crossed my mind when I saw the wind blown snow going past the window.  But, with the formal training I'm doing (my first time using a plan) I really am itching to see how it's translating to race specific times.

Damn slush!!!!!!!!

Edited by eddievolly 2009-03-30 12:20 PM
2009-03-30 1:23 PM
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Southern Chicago Suburbs, IL
Subject: RE: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K
Nice pace!!  I hope to hit that next year if the training keeps going the way it is.  Very nice indeed. 
2009-03-30 1:34 PM
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Sacramento, California
Subject: RE: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K
Great Race!! It was really nasty out there!  But in odd ways kind of fun!  Nice Job on the PR!
2009-03-30 7:00 PM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: Shamrock Shuffle - 8K
Contrats on the PR! I guess the cold weather suited you well.

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