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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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    VINNY! I found you. Predictably, I'm lily!
    1989 days ago
    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.
    1993 days ago
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    Great time!! emoticon
    1993 days ago
    emoticon to your 10K race,
    it sounds great!

    It is amazing how little clothing is sufficient for running in cold, isn't it?
    1993 days ago
    1993 days ago
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