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I was officiating at the finish of The Chilly Half Marathon today.<br><br>
It was sunny, calm winds and 1C (33F)<br><br>
About 1/2 of the runners who run under 1:20 wore shorts<br><br>
None of the runners who took more than 2:10 wore shorts.<br><br>
People could have been home almost an hour earlier if only they wore shorts!!!
 

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I ran in capris this morning. I woulda broken a 10mm average if I wore shorts? I was so close.<br><br>
10:03.
 

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JC, honey, I could run nekkid and I'd still be slow. Unless some perv started chasing me. Then I'd be slow and molested.<br><br>
Maybe I should run nekkid.
 

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what about yer titties? Mine would be pained!
 

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If the 4th place guy had run an hour faster in his shorts he'd have done the half marathon in 9 minutes.<br><br>
...it might have raised some questions.
 

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No...maybe I could have handed out medals faster if I did.<br><br>
The last place women completed the half marathon course in...wait for it...4 hours 58 minutes...WTF????<br><br>
How could someone go that slowly and still keep moving forward.<br><br>
We are talking 23 minute miles when a leisurely stroll is about 16 or 17 minutes per mile.
 

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I can't believe they let the course stay open for that long. And was this woman wearing a parka (as that would correlate)? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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A liesurely stroll is 20 minutes a mile. 3mph. I have to push it to go faster than that (though I can)<br>
My half this morning was took 2:40 -- and I was running the whole time (no walking) except for porto-breaks.<br>
BUT.. I was wearing tights. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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They sent them to the sidewalk and told them aid stations would be closed when they fell behind a 3:20 hour pace...which was at 7 km.<br><br>
BTW walkers and pokey runners could start an hour earlier to ensure anybody who moved at any speed at all would have support.<br><br>
The two women were dressed like runners, appeared to be in their early 30's and had no obvious physical issues.<br><br>
QN you are probably closer to the truth with strolling being about 20 min/mile. One who plans to train for and walk a half would hopefully be able to go at least .5 mph faster which would be 3:45...and bring them in 35 minutes before the course closed.<br><br>
I'm guessing they stopped to eat.
 

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Four hours and fifty eight minutes? WTF? Did she stop for a full service meal and a snooze? Write a final exam?<br><br>
Where are you seeing temps like that?
 

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Definitely an interesting theory! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
The guy who won the Topeka to Auburn HM (and it was between 10-15F this year) wore this:<br><img alt="" src="http://00673d3.netsolhost.com/photoalbum_index.htm/01-19-08auburn_running/images/IMG_0871_s_jpg.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Wow, this one jumped from the March archives.<br><br>
Yesterday at a 15K race I only saw 3 people wearing long pants or even capris.<br><br>
I'm thinking the 90 degree temps may have had something to do with that.
 

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Ha! I didn't even look at the date of the original post. I was kind of wondering where the hell it was 33F! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I worked an aid station for a trail race this weekend. It was hot and humid and I saw one lady in long sleeves and long pants. I'm surprised she didn't drop dead out there.
 

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It was snowing where I ran this weekend. True, it was up over 6000 feet, but still.
 

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At my age I'd be happy if anyone wanted to chase and molest me, shorts or nekkid. I'm not that fast but would even slow down, if necessary to be caught. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I wore shorts today on my 11 miler. Still have another 5 or six miler in an hour or so.<br><br>
I was way slower than when I wore the capris in march.<br><br>
Then again...it was 80 at 6AM...will prolly be 90 for my death run in a few!<br><br>
The second run I'm wearing a pink skirt w/the bubbly pink tri top and new pink nike hat.<br><br>
Hopefully pink and bubbles will make me faster!
 
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