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Polar Bear Run & Walk - Run

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Ken Long and Associates
10F / -12C
Total Time = 35m 3s
Overall Rank = 74/626
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/54
Pre-race routine:

Drink water, eat yogurt (only thing in the house) and sip water on my way to the race.
Event warmup:

Run to the War Memorial and warm-up inside. Go to the start and stretch
  • 35m 3s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Very, very cold morning in Central Indiana. Mile 1 was probably too fast but it was my first race in awhile. Mile 4 was brutal as it was against the wind. Most of Mile 5 was against the wind as well. Could not breath very well, couldn't drink during the run and couldn't spit as it was sooooo cold. Considering that I had a long week and had jet lag it was a very good effort.
What would you do differently?:

Warm-up by running around the Memorial several more times. Try to get water in me at mile 2 or 3.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't really warm down, as I felt a little dizzy and went inside the War Memorial and ate sphagetti. Ran to the car which was the worst part of the race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The cold but it limited everyone.

Event comments:

Good race and organization. At one of the water stops there was spilt water that froze and cause me to slip. I later found out that a buddy slipped and fell at the water stop but other than that the race was a good one.

Last updated: 2006-02-12 12:00 AM
00:35:03 | 05 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/54
Overall: 74/626
Performance: Good
6:40-1, 6:57-2, 6:56-3, 7:25-4 and 7:05-5
Course: Downtown Indy. Mile 4 and 5 were heading north into the wind. Windchill of -7 to -9 degrees!
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-02-18 9:09 PM

Noblesville, Indiana
Subject: Polar Bear Run & Walk

2006-02-23 6:27 AM
in reply to: #349144

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Southwest Chicago 'burbs
Subject: RE: Polar Bear Run & Walk
Nice race - especially with it being so dang cold!  Of course, maybe that motivated the good splits.... 
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