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Frosty's Frozen 5 - Run5 Mile

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Littleton, Colorado
United States
25F / -4C
Total Time = 55m 55s
Overall Rank = 70/98
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 11/22
Pre-race routine:

Yeah, it's snowing here again. The drive to get to the race was pretty bad. The highways were awful. Can't believe we made it to the race! Saw several accidents along the way. Ovetta called along the way and said she was still going. So I decided that if O was going, then darn it, I was definitely going too.

Got to the race, got my race packet. Back to car to put on race number and stay out of the snow. Caught up with Ovetta and rmarzano (finally!).
Event warmup:

uh, I kinda skipped any warm up today. Too cold, too much snow, too much ice. And heck, I raced yesterday, so today was just about survival :)
  • 55m 55s
  • 5 miles
  • 11m 11s  min/mile

On the way out, I ran with Jen (numberswoman) for most of my first 2.5 miles. She was doing the 10 mile option so she kept going at my turn around.

Glad to have the MP3 player (probably illegal, but I didn't care today). HILLY darn course.

Mile 4 was WAY slow with the SUPER BIG hill. But mile 5 was 9-something.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. I wasn't expecting a great day given the conditions.
Post race
Warm down:

Shannon and guys rock for standing out there in the darn cold and cheering me in to the finish!

Changed clothes, came back to cheer on the 10-miler peeps. Froze. Hung out with Shannon, Julia, Geli, Matt, and Jen.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

snow, ice, wind, hills. How's that? :)

I have discovered (knew already....) that hills are DEFINITELY my limiter. I'm great with downhills, but uphills, I struggle.

Event comments:

Tough conditions. But a good day nonetheless. :)

Last updated: 2007-01-15 12:00 AM
00:55:55 | 05 miles | 11m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/98
Performance: Average
HR avg = 165, max 171
Course: Out and back on the snow covered road. It wasn't all that bad, but you still slip back a bit with each step. HILLY too.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-01-21 4:05 PM

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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: Frosty's Frozen 5

2007-01-21 4:33 PM
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2007-01-22 1:07 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Aurora, CO
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5

I really don't think anyone can put into words and accurate description of this race. Like I said yesterday, one of the stupidest things I've ever done. It makes for good stories though!

Nice work yesterday and thanks for sticking around for Jen and I to finish.

2007-01-22 1:09 PM
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Charlotte, NC
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5

I keep saying this in everyone's race reports from this weekend.  You are all HARD CORE (and completely nuts )....

This is totally awesome stuff!  CONGRATS!

2007-01-22 1:35 PM
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, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5

Yikes ... that was a crazy run ... but I think I had fun ... ha ha.  You did awesome!  It was great to finally meet you.  I got a deep down chill right after you took off to change into dry clothes and decided I needed to get home and do the same ... so I didn't get to meet up with the rest of the BT crowd but I was thinking of them and wishing them well in that 10 mile trek.  You were brave to come back for more after doing Chilly Cheeks on Saturday ...

2007-01-22 2:06 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5
I think you did great considering the conditions.  I was a home think, I am glad I'm not out there.  Great job.  Keep working the hills.

2007-01-22 3:11 PM
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Not a Coach
Media, PA
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5

So one race in cold, snow and ice wasn't enough for you for one weekend?  Laughing

Great job!

2007-01-22 8:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen 5
Well, this weekend was one way for you to prove that you are tougher than nails and ready for another tri season after having a baby!!!  WAY TO GO!!!  Great job
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