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Frostbite Five Miler - Run5 Mile

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Centerville, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
16F / -9C
Total Time = 36m 24s
Overall Rank = 96/448
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 16/38
Pre-race routine:

Ran (i.e. drove) to Kroger to get the ingredients for my Super Bowl Party Soup/Chili Competition entry.
Event warmup:

Warmup? It was 16 degrees outside (2 degrees with the wind chill). There was no warming up in regards to today. I left the warm sanctuary of the high school gym at the last possible moment.
  • 36m 24s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

We started with a tailwind but two quick lefts in the parking lot and BAM! Ice cold headwind. COLD. My hands are going numb thinking about it. I ran the first mile or so with my hands in my jacket pocket; my gait must have been awesome looking.

I felt really good the first mile so I took it up a notch during Mile 2, which is mostly downhill anyways. I got to the lollipop part of the course and the leader was already coming out. He went 4:58 per mile. Man's game at the Frostbite 5 Miler.

I started to feel it during Mile 4 and had some people catch me. I hung in there and managed to catch one right at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Stay in my warm house, sit on my big couch, watch TV, and eat a metric ton of cookies.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some cookies and a water and walked as quickly as possible to my car so I could get back to my nice warm house.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. 5th time I've done this race and I PR'ed it by about 20 seconds. I put in a bunch of mileage for me in January so I'm pretty happy overall. 32 year old me kicked 28 year old me's ass.

Event comments:

Love the Frostbite 5. Nothing like a 5 Mile run to clear some room for the Soup/Chili competition on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last updated: 2013-02-03 12:00 AM
00:36:24 | 05 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/38
Overall: 96/448
Performance: Good
1 - 7:21 2 - 6:46 3 - 7:11 4 - 7:47 5 - 7:32 -I started my timer when the gun went off not when I crossed the start line so that's why the numbers don't add up
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-02-03 9:23 PM

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Subject: Frostbite Five Miler

2013-02-03 10:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Frostbite Five Miler
Glad to see there were some other BTers out there today!  Was definitely cold out there.
2013-02-04 8:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Frostbite Five Miler
Congrats on the PR. Man it was cold out there and yeah those head winds coming out of the high school were brutal. Thanks again for the tip about the chip time.
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