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Jingle Bell 5k - Run

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Crest Hill, Illinois
United States
Lockport Park District
24F / -4C
Total Time = 31m 18s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had a slice of toast at home and a couple sips of Diet Pepsi. Picked up some friends, and headed there.
Event warmup:

It was friggin' cold out there! Warm-up included staying inside the clubhouse until the absolute last minute. :)
  • 31m 18s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 06s  min/mile

It was windy and cold, and the path was very icy at times, but it was a good run. Ran with my friend Ellen, tried to keep her pace up when she was dying in the third mile. I was taking it easy because it was so slippery out -- no need to fall and hurt my arm since I'm only two weeks out from surgery. But - this was a fun run, course is challenging, and I always enjoy having someone to run with, even though it might not be the pace I would choose on my own.
What would you do differently?:

Not be running with a splint on my arm and needing to be careful not to fall or bump anyone with it!
Post race
Warm down:

Get into clubhouse and out of the wind!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Recent surgery.

Event comments:

Chili, cookies and hot chocolate afterwards!! Yum! Lots of raffle prizes (though I didn't win one) and my friend Ellen took 2nd place in her age group so at least one of us walked away with some hardware. :) Race is well organized and a lot of fun.

Last updated: 2005-12-03 12:00 AM
00:31:18 | 03.1 miles | 10m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Through a golf course. Ran on fairways and cart paths. Many rolling hills. Icy.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-12-03 11:14 AM

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Southwest Chicago 'burbs
Subject: Jingle Bell 5k

2005-12-03 1:47 PM
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Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: Jingle Bell 5k
Good race - Way to be there for your friend!
2005-12-03 2:08 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Jingle Bell 5k
That is way too cold to be out running!! Actually, I like running in the cold. Take care of that arm!
2005-12-06 5:39 AM
in reply to: #297929

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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Jingle Bell 5k
I can't imagine being out there running in that cold...not to mention with asplint on your arm, 2 weeks after surgery!
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