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Stale Christmas Cookie Fun Run - Run


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Kettering, Ohio
United States
ORRRC
82F / 28C
Overcast
Total Time = 21m 41s
Overall Rank = 3/63
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

I went down to the basement, dug into the Christmas decorations, and found my elf hat and shorts. If I'm gonna do a Christmas themed race in June, I'm going to do it right. Bonus: Found a bag of candy canes!
Event warmup:

I had one stale candy cane and ran a warmup mile. The extra pair of shorts and the hat weren't the best idea I've ever had with the temperature about 82 at the start.
Run
  • 21m 41s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Sometimes people show up and sometimes they don't. During my warmup I thought I had the race start time wrong because there were so few people warming up. Looking around as the race was about to start I thought heck I got a shot at winning this thing.

The race started and a younger guy took off and I realized I wasn't winning. But a Top 5 was a definite possibility. I settled into third about a half mile in and that's where I stayed the rest of the way. The dude in second dropped me and I dropped the rest of the pack. It was tough running that fast in the heat, but I made it.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have dropped 15-20 seconds off my time but I eased it in when I realized there was absolutely no one behind me.
Post race
Warm down:

I felt pretty dizzy for a few minutes, but after eating a stale Christmas cookie (which was horrible) and downing two bottles of water I felt better.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat. Training. The elf hat and shorts.

Event comments:

I love the theme of this race and I hope the ORRRC keeps doing it. Christmas in June is awesome.


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Last updated: 2014-06-29 12:00 AM
Running
00:21:41 | 03.1 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 3/63
Performance: Good
Course: The same course as as the Splash and Dash, two loops on sidewalks around Kettering Rec.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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