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January Freeze 10K Series.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

I ran my first Saturday 10K race of the set today. I arrived early because I thought I might be put in the early start group, but when I said I expected run it in about an hour, I was told that was was a good enough pace to run with the crowd. So now I had an hour to kill and it was too cold to stand around. I started jogging and wound up running a 5K at an 11:30 m/m average pace. Although it was less than 25 Deg.F, I realized that I was overdressed for a race and took off my track jacket. I didn't want to put pins through my UnderArmour compression shirt so I wore the cotton event T-shirt over that. It still was way too warm for the actual race which started at 10:00 A.M.

I was wearing a knit hat which I wound up carrying in my hand for the first two miles of the 10K, but since the race was in three loops, I was able to throw it on top of my car on the second pass.

By the time I finished at eleven, it was thirty-five degrees and I was soaking.

I'm posting my time here as an incentive for me to knock off a few minutes each week for the rest of the month and also as an incentive for me to make more regular blog entries.


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LILY_SPARK 1/9/2013 11:53AM

    VINNY! I found you. Predictably, I'm lily!

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MOBYCARP 1/5/2013 7:18PM

    I've had that issue with a 10K starting a 9 and the weather warming from what it was when I arrived. It's a delicate balancing act, picking clothing warm enough to get through till start but not too warm to race in.

I'm better at it than I was, but I expect I'll still make mistakes from time to time.

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-AMANDA79- 1/5/2013 6:41PM

    Great time!! emoticon

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KRISZTA11 1/5/2013 6:19PM

    emoticon to your 10K race,
it sounds great!

It is amazing how little clothing is sufficient for running in cold, isn't it?
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DLDROST 1/5/2013 5:59PM

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