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Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M - Run5 Mile

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Littleton, Colorado
United States
Total Time = 51m 54s
Overall Rank = 55/102
Age Group = 50-59 Female
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Wake up ... it's race day ... shower, oatmeal, find a water bottle that doesn't leak ... out the door. I got my chip and packet and slid back to the car to put on the extra layer of clothes I brought ... it was so freakin' cold.
Event warmup:

No warmup ... you know by now this isn't my thing ... actually I jumped around a little because ... did I mention this already ... it was so freakin' cold.
  • 51m 54s
  • 5 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile

Yeah ... I ran ... I left my competitive nature at the starting line and switched into survival mode. Snow. Ice. Hills. The first mile was the toughest because my body just didn't want to move ... hmmm ... maybe I should have warmed up a little. The snow felt like little darts hitting my face ... that was interesting. The pavement was slick so my goal was to stay vertical. I discovered it takes more leg strength to run in snow and I have to give some credit here to Jeff Jones, my trainer at 24 Hour Fitness ... thank you for never letting me wimp out on my lunges, squats, and leg curls ... that's all that got me over the hills today. I never looked at my watch or HR ... I just kept my eyes on the road and plowed ahead.
What would you do differently?:

What can you do differently on a day like this ... I would probably get those nifty little things that go on the shoes so I'd have some traction ... YakTrax or whatever they're called.
Post race
Warm down:

Warm down ... are you kidding me ... I found the tent with the muffins and ate one as I jumped around trying to keep warm.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The blizzard ... ?

Event comments:

During the 5 Mile Awards the guy from Colorado Runners had to quickly grab the top of the tent because it started to lift off ... that snow was blowing pretty darn hard. There were several of the BT crowd there and I was anxious to meet them but I was so cold and needed to get in dry clothes so I headed home. I did get to meet Cathy (COgirl). Beka (beka66) braved the cold and came down to cheer me on ... thanks Beka.

Last updated: 2007-01-11 12:00 AM
00:51:54 | 05 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 55/102
Performance: Average
Course: The course was changed because the planned trail was under a foot of snow. It was up the hill to the dam ... over it ... and then back up again. Oh my gosh ... how many hills can you cram into a 5 mile race.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-01-21 9:20 PM

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, North Carolina
Subject: Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M

2007-01-21 9:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M

Congrats on an awesome race in tough circumstances!!

Staying up right, battling the snow and placing 2nd in your first 5 miler woohooo!!!

Jeff helped you be strong but you did the quality work at the rocked it!


2007-01-21 9:50 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M
Nice race today!  It sure was....uh....interesting.  And cold.  Very cold.    Congrats!
2007-01-22 10:09 AM
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M
You did awesome!!!!! I'm so proud of you The weather sounded brutal, but you made across the finish line...YAY!!
2007-01-22 8:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Frosty's Frozen Five 5M/10M

Sorry I missed you at the race!!  I was too busy trying to stay warm!!  Nice job though!!  With the weather and trail conditions, it took a very stong woman to finish this race   (Coming from someone who only cheered at the finish line...


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