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Mar 5, 2011

Virtual 5k today in the rain?

Hi everyone:

For those of you signed up for the "I just felt like running" 5k, today is the official day.  Of course, if you are in Detroit, like me, you are likely doing it on the treadmill since we have a 100% chance of race.  Or perhaps you already did it last week or will do it the week after.  I have been receiving times but there are still many of you that need to turn in times.  Good luck!!!

what my windows look like!
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Personally I don't mind having the weather be like this today.  I have a real 5k coming up next Sunday and the following Sunday is a half marathon so I'll take rain today.  Heck, I'd even prefer rain next Sunday over running in the rain for 13 miles(hopefully not!)  I have been very lucky when it comes to rain.  It has only rained slightly for one of my races, a 10 mile race, and it was just sprinkles.  It was 80 degrees so it actually was nice to cool us down a little.

Today, I'm picking up my race packet for the 5k at the local running shop, Hanson's!   I'll post a picture of the shirt on tomorrow's post.  Do you get excited picking up your racing package.  I'm really excited since my last real race was Thanksgiving.  I really envy you people in the South who get to run year round in races!  I suppose I could run all year in races as well since we do have a race on New Years eve and there is usually one in February to run.  I don't think there was much in January.  I guess I can't complain too much.  LOL.

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Question of the day:  What's the worst weather you have run in for a race?



Have a great day and......Keep running!!!

22 comments:

  1. I will be running it in the snow later this afternoon! No mill for me :)

    I ran my 20 mile training run in the pouring rain (with thunder and lightning) last fall. It was horrible and demoralizing and my ipod died at mile 14. BUT. It was supremely confidence building. I knew that I could finish that marathon no matter what.

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  2. Worst weather:

    Aurora (Ohio) Turkey Trot, 2007. Sleet/freezing rain and wind combined with 30 degrees made this a cold, wet, miserable 4 miles.

    Heart of a Spartan 10K in Lansing, May 2010: Absolutely POURING rain the entire time. I was 100% soaked through. There wasn't a square inch of fabric on me which wasn't wet (even my undies).

    One week later, the Vision Builders 5K in Dexter. Despite being the middle of May, it was about 40 degrees, blasting wind, and raining. Horrible conditions; good thing it was only a 5K. I still came away with some age group swag.

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  3. Worst weather:

    Fifth Third River Bank Run 10K 2009: Overcast and cool before the start. As soon as the gun went off, it started to rain. I was 100% soaked and cold. It was hard getting my clothes off and I was cold all day long. Ironically, it was my fastest race ever. I ran a 55:50.

    Chicago Marathon 2010: A bright sunny hot mess. 85 degrees by 11am. I was so freaking HOT and gross. Not a good first marathon experience -- weather wise. But Chicago is still awesome.

    "I just felt like running 5K" completed. I'll post a recap.

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  4. Uggg. I tried running this on the TM yesterday to see if I could break 20 minutes. not happening right now. :) we shall see what next week brings.

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  5. I ran my almost 13 miler this morning and just took 3.1 miles out of it. 3.1 miles in 27:29. At least the rain held off here until I finished my run!

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  6. Rain always sounds worse than it actually is. Forgot that Hanson's is based in Michigan...lucky you!

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  7. Worst race weather was for my first half... 80* at the start, 95* at the end! I wanted to die!

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  8. Did my run this morning. Will do the report tomorrow. Now preparing for tomorrow morning's marathon. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I ran 10 this morning but will take the first 3.1 as the 5km time - 25:22

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  10. My worst weather was my 10k last weekend in the snow! I'm just glad I was signed up for the 10k, many were running the half!

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  11. Jeff it was horrible out at Stony Creek. Cold rain and wind!!!! Worst race weather wise Free Press Marathon when it starting snowing on us, my only DNF. Sandy was handing out packets at Hansons today.

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  12. I'm running it in the morning!! :0) Can't wait!

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  13. Wow!!! Some REALLY bad weather everyone. Those of you that did your 5k, I all them to my list.

    misszippy - it is nice to have a store local that is known nationally.

    Johann - good luck on the marathon!

    Ken - I'm skipping out on tomorrows run at Stoney and going for the treadmill. 15-20 mph wind so I know that Stoney will not be nice tomorrow. Nine miles on the treadmill. Yuck!!!!!

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  14. i've been really lucky with racing weather. knockonwood! the worst probably was some summer heat but i actually like the warm weather so even that wasn't too bad.

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  15. Hope everyone has a virtually out of this world virtual 5K! So relieved I already did mine ;-) But can't wait for the next one!

    Worst race weather... pouring down rain for a marathon. I ran the whole way in a hefty bag. No lie. There are pictures of this.

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  16. I ran this morning - 43:19 - very slow to others but for me - not bad, lol. I did post a race report complete with pictures.

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  17. Thanks Pat. I'll put your time down and take a look.

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  18. Rocked my 5K in the wind and rain in Alabama - 27.10.

    Thanks again for hosting.

    loriconnors35@aol.com

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  19. I finished in 26:55!! Wrote a blog post about the run! :0)

    Thanks for hosting!!!

    http://mydisneyhalf.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-just-felt-like-running-5k.html

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  20. Sorry for not posting earlier; I've been on vacation and hadn't had time to post my 5K update. Here's my time and information!

    3.17 miles
    32:17 minutes
    http://runkeeper.com/user/cabby329/activity/27901783

    Thanks again for hosting!! I will do a blog post about it when I get home

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  21. Finally got around to be able to run. I ran a little over the 5K distance though. :-)

    http://nej-thereisnotry.blogspot.com/2011/03/031211-st-louis-st-pats-day-parade-run.html

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  22. 20:46 unofficial time (my Garmin). I e-mailed you too but not sure if this is a better way to let you know my time. :)

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