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2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Run

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Rochester, New York
United States
Arthitis Foundation
30F / -1C
Total Time = 23m
Overall Rank = 129/879
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 13/45
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast and coffee, then I went and picked up Dudley and Yvonne. Packet pickup was done Friday so all we had to do when we got to the race was get our chip and hit the rest room!
Event warmup:

Dudley and I ran about half a mile with some pickups.
  • 23m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile

Seeded myself about 15 - 20 feet from the front. I didn't hear the start but took off when the crowd started moving. First 3/4 of a mile I focused on not getting swept into going out too hard, which with the crowd was not difficult. Actually it was tougher to get going. After that I just kept trying to up the pace to reach my goal of breaking 23 minutes. Pounded out the next couple of miles until we turned back onto Winton and headed towards the finish. I sprinted the last .2 or so and went through the arch looking at it being close to beating 23:00. I figured 22:59 but when the official results came out it was exactly 23:00.

Oh well, still a 44 second PR from 2 months ago! I'll take it!
What would you do differently?:

I probably could think of many opportunity to find the couple of seconds to put me under 23, but it is a good PR so why beat myself up!
The marathon plan has so far given me 2 5K PR's and a 10K PR! Nothing I would do differently with my training!
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged over to the car to change shirts and put on some long pants then jogged back to the finish to wait for Dudley and Y. Dudley was helping Y to a huge PR!!! Good for her!
We then went over to Panera Bread to meet Marmadaddy for breakfast. It was fun spending time with good friends!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm good here!

Last updated: 2009-11-29 12:00 AM
00:23:00 | 03.11 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/45
Overall: 129/879
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly flat course through residential neighborhood
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-12-05 2:43 PM

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Canandaigua NY
Subject: 2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Post race pic with Santa!

Dudley and Y finishing!

Edited by kenj 2009-12-05 2:46 PM

2009-12-05 9:39 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: 2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Awesome job!  That's a sweet PR.

2009-12-08 7:56 AM
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Subject: RE: 2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Ken, that is awesome!  Your training is really paying huge dividends.  Take the 23, 22 will come next time.

Nice job, great pictures.
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