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Pumpkins In The Park 5K (3.11 Miles) Run

Since there seems to be a lot of momentum and interest in local Chicago runs/races and a few folks mentioned Pumpkins In The Park (and I've seen it before) let's look to get ready (ie, train, wait, watch tv, drink beers, whatever you do to get ready) for this upcoming event. I expect a decent CLSB turnout and we'll make sure to establish a pre and/or post meet spot for CLSB. It's a smaller race so you don't have to fight the crowds and I believe your race results are recorded.

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When: October 14, 2006
Time: 4 pm
Where: South Field House in Lincoln Park (Stockton and LaSalle...not far from the Fleet Feet store in Old Town on North Ave
CLSB Meet: Gear Check Station - B/T 3:00 and 3:40 pm (New Info)
Contact: Hans @ 312.719.3391 (New Info)


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http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/htm/...s_pumpkins.asp


Link to Hal Higdon 5K Training Schedule:
http://www.halhigdon.com

Let's get a good turnout and get it done. Also, since this is a Fleet Feet run you'll probably see the Fleet Feet Team out there doing their thing. Chris Wehrman from FF won it last year (and is obviously pretty quick).

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I need to confirm with my wife that we dont have plans that day, then we're in!

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Do we have to dress like pumpkins or carry one while racing? If not, then count me in. I'm all over the 5ks -- short enough to finish before the pain sets in and long enough to merit attention from YWBs....'um, can you massage my leg a little higher? ah, yes.....'

And since its AFTER 2pm, A beer will be in order pre-race, preferably an Octoberfrest one!
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Why do I have to work on every one of these? Hopefully the next one I can join in.

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bump....hope everyone is getting some running/training in for this event.

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just knocked out another 5k this morning with the wife, geneva stomp 5k. rainy, cold, and shitty out. 32 minutes. I want to knock at least 2 minutes off that by the pumpkins in the park race.

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You can count me in on this. I just started working out and running again since I have alot of time on my hands now.
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just knocked out another 5k this morning with the wife, geneva stomp 5k. rainy, cold, and shitty out. 32 minutes.
jeez, if we hadnt left after the race because of the shitty weather I would have won some crappy award for placing in my age group. This is what happens with small races, you place even with a shitty time!!!!


MALE 5K AGE GROUP: 25 - 29

Place No. C NAME City St Ag S FIVEK Pace
===== ==== = ========================== ==================== == == = ===== =====
1. 81 Josh Peterson SLEEPY HOLLOW IL 25 M 25:22 8:10
2. 111 Chris Vandercook LOMBARD IL 28 M 32:30 10:28
3. 120 Ryan Breen 26 M 42:45 13:46

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Chris I thought you said your ass was out of shape???
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Chris I thought you said your ass was out of shape???
32 minutes for 3 miles is shitty, who are you kidding?

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32 minutes for 3 miles is shitty, who are you kidding?

+1

Did you crawl or something?
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Did you crawl or something?
i was carrying a case of beer with me since there wasn't going to be any provided after the race and I had parked far away.

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32 minutes for 3 miles is shitty, who are you kidding?
32 MINUTES?!? My goal for this Pumpkins thing is like 26 minutes. Maybe 25 if I'm feeling extra feisty.
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32 MINUTES?!? My goal for this Pumpkins thing is like 26 minutes. Maybe 25 if I'm feeling extra feisty.
big talk, lets see it.

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im shooting for 27.. im going to break maxes leg so he cant pass me this time!
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I just signed up. Thanks for the info.
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I just signed up. Thanks for the info.
Sweet. I just signed up today as well. As the date draws nearer I'll post up a meeting place for CLSB'ers to meet/greet and then kick some road race butt

I also just started my training for this run the other week (see below) What are others doing to get ready?:

M - Speedwork (4 - 8 X 60 second sprint intervals)
T - 5 Mile Run (Slow to Medium Pace)
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F - 30 - 45 Minute Tempo Run (i.e., Faster Pace)

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I believe there is going to be a gear check station for this race so let's plan to meet around that area. I'll probably be there starting around 3 pm until 3:40 pm or so.

I'll probably bike it up there so look out for the guy with the cycling cap on
If you guys drive, there is a parking lot right across the street but it fills up really quick....if you moto up there then you can probably squeeze in somewhere. Main page also updated.

Still plenty of time to sign up folks....even on race day.

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I picked up my packets this weekend at the fleetfeet in elmhurst. I'm still trying to decide the best method to get down there.

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I picked up my packets this weekend at the fleetfeet in elmhurst. I'm still trying to decide the best method to get down there.
Might be best to come down early that afternoon and hang out for a bit (eg, check out a flick at pipers alley, hit N. Park Tavern, etc.). Unfortunately, it might be a bit nutty traffic wise getting down there and then finding parking once you do unless you leave earlier. Plenty of free parking around my neighborhood if you want to cycle it down there.

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Plenty of free parking around my neighborhood if you want to cycle it down there.
this is not a bad idea actually! I need to double check with the wife and see what she thinks(better get some bike locks too). Maybe we'll just go ride around a bit that day prior to the race, maybe the lakefront. I have to do some forkwork for FlyingHellfish that morning but I'll just kick his ass out early.

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this is not a bad idea actually! I need to double check with the wife and see what she thinks(better get some bike locks too). Maybe we'll just go ride around a bit that day prior to the race, maybe the lakefront. I have to do some forkwork for FlyingHellfish that morning but I'll just kick his ass out early.
No problem. Just let me know. I'll be chillin most of that day anyway (and I have extra bike locks, etc. if you need them). If you guys go earlier you can still park over here and and take one of the bike lanes on Washington, Jackson and Roosevelt down to the lakefront (I'm just past Greek Town).

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No problem. Just let me know. I'll be chillin most of that day anyway (and I have extra bike locks, etc. if you need them). If you guys go earlier you can still park over here and and take one of the bike lanes on Washington, Jackson and Roosevelt down to the lakefront (I'm just past Greek Town).
I think we might just park at grant park or something similar, then we could take the lakefront north. Thanks for the offer, and thanks for the idea!!

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I think me and the wife are going to drive down early and do some walking around, hopefully the trees are in autumn colors. Hans I'll look for you near the gear check around 3:30 or so.

Any suggestions on what to run in with this weather? I've never ran this late in the season. I was planning to wear shorts and a long sleeve shirt for the run, warmup pants and a fleece on over that for before hand and check it in my gear bag.

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+1 on warmup pants and long sleeve shirt with short sleeve underneath. This way, you can always take off the shirt while running. Its supposed to be COLD this saturday, (weather.com for SAT: Sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.). Plus, its late afternoon and so, the sun will be behind most of the buildings as you run along the lakefront.

A fleece for post-race is a smart move too. Hope that helps.
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Yep, the weather forecast for this Saturday looks fantastic!!!!

As far as gear, it sounds like you all have got it covered. Try to stay as warm/comfortable as possible pre and post run. For run time, my mojo is to dress like it's 10 degrees warmer than the actual temperature (and when in doubt I always underdress). The body/system will warm up rather quickly and tends to respond better if too cool rather than too warm. Of course, this is opposite to my ridin mojo...I always dress like it's 10 degrees cooler than the actual temp.

...oh, if your hands or ears are sensitive to cooler weather - pack a light set of thin gloves or head band just in case (Stop by Fleet Feet b/f the race and pick up a a thin knitted set for $3/pair).

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Thanks for the 411 guys, now are any of you suckas wearing a costume?

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Yeah, I'll be dressed like a runner. You?
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Yeah, I'll be dressed like a runner. You?
I was thinking of going with, "bad runner". I figure the key to this costume is to wear running shoes but turn in a time of roughly 30 minutes.


costume would be fun but its kind of late to come up with something now.

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