Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Virtual Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K - Results Summary!!!!

WOW!!! As you can tell by my rash around the groinal region falling off the face of the earth, I had a GREAT response to the virtual race!  It seems like there are a lot of people that either have too many thorns that need sweating off (I'm with most of you - I don't know what that means) or just like to strap on your shoes and get out there. To that, I say CONGRATS!!  You are truly what makes running fun.

Here is a summary of some of the race reports that contained pictures and a table of all of the race results that were sent to me via email or blog comment.  Also, if you're anything like Jamoosh, feel free to buzz down to the bottom to see if you were one of the winners of some sweeeet prize loot.

Apologies if I didn't specifically call out your race report!!  While I wish that I had a elementary school style pink ribbon for you, maybe I could give you a baseball style swat on the butt the next time I'm in town?  Wait, did that sound creepy?

Allie not only was committed enough to NOT drink (very much) the night before the race, but also rocked a sub 30!  Dedication

Johann lives in South Africa.  Turns out, it is winter there!  But, Johann was nice enough to make us all jealous by creating his own flava-flav style medal OUT OF ICE!

Sweetie JUST started a gallo-walk program and decided that there would be NO better way to start it than with a virtual race from some werido on the internet. (Those might be my words and not hers)

Brian ran his race as part of the 2011 Dreaded Druid Hills 10K.  I'm not sure what kind of masocists the race director was trying to get to run their race (runners probably) but either way Brian killed it and cranked out his 5K in around 28:00.


Jen (like a lot of people) didn't realize that I posted a bib - probably because I posted it late. Blogger fail.

I think that Connie might win for the best post-run breakfast.  Mmmm, hopefully it was a McRib.  Do they still sell those at 7 in the morning?

In the Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K, Andrew videotaped himself falling in 6" of snow.  Just like seeing someone getting kicked in the crotch, it was hilarious.  Not to be out done in the summer, Andrew gives you THIS picture.  Other than horrified, I'm horribly curious.  Boxers?  Briefs?  Commando?  Probably commando.

Hannah not only PRd during the race, but also made herself a sweet bib.  While she didn't wear it during the race, she DID take a picture of her getting her sweat on.  The look on her face is priceless.

sAm ran the race with her son. While she didn't get the time that she wanted (stupid heat) she DID get a sweet picture of herself with the bib that she made.  I think that it makes her look a bit like Tim the Toolman Taylor's neighbor Wilson.  (90s sitcom reference, for the win!)


Nancy went the extra mile for her race. She decided that the 60 degrees outside was too cool, so she hopped on the treadmill to get her sweat on.  Her reward? Socks.  As you can tell - very excited.


The Crafty English Teacher ran her second only 5K, which unfortunately was slower than the first.  HOWEVER, instead of calling it her personal worst (like she did) I like to think that my race just finished #2. I'm #2!!!!  I'm #2!!!  (wait, that doesn't sound right..)

Sara at Life's a Wheeze said that she had to be really convinced to run a 5K in the heat.  But, as you can see by the pictures, she had to much fun she had to wipe the fun off of her face:

Anna ran a Tomato 5K that also doubled as her sweat your thorns off 5K.  They were giving away trophys at the Tomato 5K.  I should have ran the Tomato 5K.

Whitney had something happen that we all have had happen - she had to go to the bathroom during the run.  The reason this is funny?  Because she pointed out that she had to spend a few minutes peeling the TP off of her legs.  HA!  Why have I not mentioned this before?  I'm slipping.  Oh, and she got a huge blister on her foot!

The Turtle thought that she came in last place.  While I doubt that she did, that didn't stop her from working up a killer sweat - with a reflector strapped to her shirt?  Maybe a strobe light?

Anne at Got Miles "accidentally" ran a half marathon and counted part of it for the virtual race.  Is that sort of how a bottle of wine "accidentally" falls into my mouth?

Brian wanted to capture how dark it was when he was running.  So, he decided to take a picture while driving.  I'll bet that was illegal - and that, is awesome.

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, this picture of Jamie says a mouthful. (That's what she said).  Speechless, Jamie.  Speechless.

Diane ran a warrior dash as well as the SYTO5K.  BUT - the weather wasn't cold so she didn't sweat. Luckily, she included a picture that had something naked.  Shouldn't all pictures include naked?

Jeff knows how to give the people what they want - pictures of his awesome son.  I think he is doing the teapot here?  Hopefully Jeff didn't try to show anyone his "spout".

Jamoosh posted a picture pre race of himself wearing his gorgeous looking race bib.  Although, I think he was looking to possibly punch that bear in the face and steal its fish.

Oh, and in true Jamoosh style, he had a post race beer.  Well played, sir.  Well played.

Adrienne threw caution to the wind and decided to come see me in person and run a new PR!


Michelle put together her own custom bib


MCM Mamma had a great race!  But, it wasn't quite as hot as she would have liked (which, I find hilarious)

Caroline not only took a picture of herself in her bib, but also went back and edited her post to make sure that it was posted!  That is what my races are good for - creating additional work.

Kandi agreed that if she had thorns, they were certainly sweated off.  Well done!

EricaH knew that there would be sweating involved, so she was very diligent in making sure that she was FULLY hydrated.  Hopefully she drank the entire camelback before going out.  You can never be too careful.

Rose ran a killer 5K but found that when she finished she kept sweating and sweating and sweating.  I'm not certain, but I think that she might have sprung a leak.  Can you put depends on your arms?

Tim is coming off of an injury, but was able to crank out his 5K in a great time.  Either that, or he is pregnant. I'm not too sure.

This winter, Chris K bragged about how his run wasn't freezing and instead was a balmy 60 degrees.  This summer, Chris K bragged about how his run wasn't hot and instead was a balmy 60 degrees.  Oh, and he bragged about how sweet the scenery was.

Lesley not only sweated off her thorns, but some of them ended up sticking to her sock

Kayla was rocking the bib

Gracie waited (or maybe forgot) until the afternoon so it was 90 degrees when she ran.  Dedication to the sweaty run - I  love it!

Kate mysteriously met up with Chris K - who was wearing one of his "normal" 10 gallon hats.  Hey, I read it on the internet so it has to be true (seriously, go read her race report here.  Hilarious)

Tricia not only ran in the heat of Texas, she also ran pushing a jogging stroller - while her sun was screaming "faster mommy, faster!".  If only we all had that kind of cheering!

Funderson reminded me why I love the state of Colorado.  My current marathon PR state!

Greg had Lady Gaga in his head while running.  Or, maybe he just heard someone else singing it. Either way, Lady Gaga is weird and Greg ran fast enough that technology couldn't capture his speed:

Juanita said that she had swore off running, but yet she ran my race!  I'd like to think I'm an enabler like that.  Hey there kids, what some candy?  It is free!!

Barb demanded a race medal.  Since I'm essentially a pushover, I guess I'm totally going to have to send her one.

Bobbi not only sweated, but set an unofficial PR!!

I'm not sure if this is ltlindian (who did the race as part of a warrior dash) but she posted the picture on her blog, not me!  I'm the messenger.  Don't call the messenger a sexist pig.

Ok, ok... here is another picture :)


Heather got sweaty, which it seems makes her look ANGRY.  I've always said that sweating is weakness leaving the body - so she is probably better for it!


Gene always looking to go where no one has gone before decided to visit. . . . .  Wait - that one is far far too easy.

Jeff ran his 5K as part of a 10 mile race where he killed it with a sub 8 pace and negative splits

Stephanie ran her SYTO 5K as part of a triathlon - on a LONG course!


Finally, the best race report goes to Chris @ Evolving Through Running.  While stretching and explaining to his kids what a weirdo/creeper Adam is what a virtual race is, his son asked if he could run with him.  He, of course said yes and even made the little man his own bib.  THAT is what virtual racing is about - getting people out racing that normally wouldn't race.  (Chris emailed me after the fact and said that his son is now hooked on racing and wants to find another one as soon as possible.  AWESOME!)



NameBlogTime(If Reported)Race Report
On Blog?
Alliehttp://thatgirlisarunningfool.blogspot.com/29:24
Yes!
HeatherN/A32:14
No
Johannhttp://runtallwalktall.blogspot.com/28:20Yes!
Sweetiehttp://sweetieruns.blogspot.com/60:00
Yes!
Stephaniehttp://smkphotography.blogspot.com/39:40
No
Brianhttp://earnyourdonuts.blogspot.com/28:00
Yes!
ShelcougN/A23:39
No
JeffN/A24:48
No
Jenhttp://seejenroerun.blogspot.com/31:12
Yes!
Antonettahttp://ihatethetreadmill.blogspot.com/36:05
No
Conniehttp://connie-joyofrunning.blogspot.com/25:42
Yes!
Andrewhttp://runningmanwannabe.blogspot.com/30:42
Yes!
Hannahhttp://hannahviolin.wordpress.com/31:07
Yes!
sAmhttp://www.myobyall.blogspot.com/48:04
Yes!
Norahttp://noradoesgrandmas2011.blogspot.com/29:16
Yes!
Nancyhttp://littlefancynancy.blogspot.com/24:42
Yes!
Erikhttp://runningmoose50.blogspot.com/25:47
Yes!
JamieN/A22:11
No
Forward Foot
Strides
http://www.forwardfootstrides.com/30:49
Yes!
Michaelhttp://fosterscolorado.blogspot.com/30:48
Yes!
Chrishttp://evolvingthroughrunning.blogspot.com/52:44
Yes!
Dinahttp://dinaruns.blogspot.com/43:17
Yes!
Meganhttp://craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com/33:03
Yes!
Sarahttp://www.lifesawheeze.com/N/A
Yes!
JoniN/AN/A
No
Erinhttp://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/22:59
Yes!
Annahttp://myrosegoggles.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes!
Whitneyhttp://itswhatmovesme.blogspot.com/29:36
Yes!
Sarahhttp://zombierunning.blogspot.com/38:30
Yes!
The Turtlehttp://ang-theturtlespace.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes!
Annehttp://gotmiles.blogspot.com31:15
Yes!
Brianhttp://ezrunnr.blogspot.com/33:02
Yes!
Jamiehttp://jamierunmn.blogspot.com/
Yes!
SheinaN/A31:46
No
Lisahttp://chasinbunnies.blogspot.com/30:33
Yes!
Dianehttp://runningcookingclimbingtrees.blogspot.com/57:09
Yes!
Crystalhttp://amiarunnerorjustcrazy.blogspot.com/44:39
Yes!
Jeffhttp://jeffg-runningthroughphoenix.blogspot.com/
Yes!
Jamooshhttp://www.lastmilelounge.com/27:50

Pamhttp://29goingon29again.blogspot.com/29:29
No
Michellehttp://michelleaadams.blogspot.com/39:03
Yes!
MCM Mammahttp://mcmmama.blogspot.com/31:41
Yes!
Carolinehttp://journeytoahalfmaraton.blogspot.com/31:15
Yes!
Kandihttp://atomickandi.blogspot.com/27:41
Yes!
Ginesahttp://runningwithoutborders.wordpress.com/28:19
Yes!
EricaHhttp://www.ericarunning30.com/41:29
Yes!
Rosehttp://eatdrinkandbemeiri.blogspot.com/26:59
Yes!
Nobel4Lithttp://www.acaseoftheruns.com/30:00ish
No
Timhttp://palantar.blogspot.com/42:15
Yes!
Almahttp://averagewomanrunner.blogspot.com/26:47
Yes!
PThomasN/A31:38
No
Chris Khttp://bqordie.blogspot.com/24:25
Yes!
Runners Fuelhttp://runnersfuel.blogspot.com/29:14
Yes!
XLMIChttp://didyougetanyofthat.blogspot.com/28:43Yes!
Lesleyhttp://racingitoff.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes!
RashmiN/A30:00No
Alannahttp://running42km.blogspot.com/37:09
Yes!
Kaylahttp://runningmyanti-drug.blogspot.com/35:42
Yes!
Graciehttp://complicatedday.blogspot.com/21:37
Yes!
DLWN/A30:18
No
NikkiN/A38:45
No
Katehttp://kate-my-mind.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes/No
SquirrelHeadhttp://www.squirrelhead.com/39:24
No
Triciahttp://www.enduranceisntonlyphysical.com/26:51
Yes!
Laurahttp://lolasrunning.blogspot.com/31:40
Yes!
Fundersonhttp://funderson.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes!
51 Ft Underhttp://51feetunder.wordpress.com/25:50
Yes!
BrianFlashhttp://runningteamflash.com/22:20
Yes!
Greghttp://locker29.blogspot.com/26:44
Yes!
Alhttp://yourunnoreallyyourun.blogspot.com/45:00
Yes!
Juanitahttp://juanitagf.blogspot.com/26:03
Yes!
Shellyhttp://shellylivinglaughingloving.blogspot.com/34:20
Yes!
Erinhttp://thelandofentrapment.blogspot.com/35:17
No
Shebahttp://thankfulthornshaveroses.blogspot.com/37:36
Yes!
Pamhttp://momsrunthistown.blogspot.com/28:49
Yes!
Carriehttp://familyfitnessfood.com/N/A
Yes!
Barbhttp://barbstillrunning.blogspot.com/30:25
Yes!
AliN/A35:30
No
Bobbihttp://zeroto26point2.blogspot.com/30:15
Yes!
ltlindianhttp://ltlindian.blogspot.com/47:41
Yes!
Adriennehttp://www.eatrunliveaz.blogspot.com/30:07
Yes!
Scrappyhttp://scrappytbear-runs.blogspot.com/28:00
Yes!
ltlindianhttp://ltlindian.blogspot.com/47:41
Yes!
Scrappyhttp://scrappytbear-runs.blogspot.com/28:00
Yes!
Stephhttp://stephrunsforwine.blogspot.com/26:44
No
Heatherhttp://365awesomedays.blogspot.com/N/A
Yes!
Genehttp://genesoboleski.blogspot.com/32:46
Yes!
Jeffhttp://www.detroitrunner.com/24:38
Yes!
Richardhttp://mikimoro.com/31:36
Yes!
Stephaniehttp://runtohealth.blogspot.com/36:07
Yes!


Here are the winners of the sweeeeet prizes just for participating. We had 167 registered participants - a new record!  I used the random number generator dealie to capture the winning comment. Shoot me an email with which prize you would like!! (First come, first served)

Penny @ Pink Hat Runner!
The Turtle @ The Turtle's Pace!
ScrappyBear @ The Running Blog!


Ryders Eyewear Tweaker SL

GU Chocolate Raspberry Roctane

Road ID gift card good for any single Road ID product they offer, including the new Slim

34 comments:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I'm STILL sweating from that race.

Okay, not really. If it were true I'd have gone to the hospital by now. Or just deflated like a blow up doll.

Kovas said...

Home Improvement for $23 please, Adam.

Chris K said...

Crap, Gracie chicked me. She's going down in the next FYTO5k. Funderson may have won for best scenery.

ltlindian said...

Nice report! I laughed my thorns off! Fun virtual race--thanks for hosting!
Michelle

ajh said...

Love the Wilson reference. Good recap. Sorry I didn't do it. Next time!

Jo said...

Why oh why did I have to find your blog the day after the race?! Once you post a date for the next one, it is going up on my official upcoming race list...and well you know...once it's posted it is set in stone.

Running Moose said...

Dude, that was awesome! Great race recap!! I can't wait to freeze my thorns off! Great pics from everyone, too! I'll have to do that for the winter!

tahoegirl said...

Holy crap. That must have taken you forever to write out! That was a lot of fun to read. Thanks again for hosting.

Diane said...

Thanks for race directing! Can't wait for the 2nd annual Freeze your thorns off!

There's going to be a 2nd annual one, yes?

Sweetie said...

Thanks for hosting. This was a ton of fun. Next time I'll be "Speedy Sweetie" and won't be last!

Brian said...

LOL, great recap! Thanks for the laughs and the peer pressure to keep running in the heat!

Pam said...

I totally missed Chris's son's bib when I read his race report! 3/4... that is hilarious!

Wym said...

You totally inspired my to do my own virtual race! Great idea!
check out my facebook page, the race it July 10th.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doodah-Racing/199996653384981

or

www.doodahracing.com

funderson said...

I think Chris K won for best scenery. It IS always greener...
The picture of Chris and 3/4 is the cutest, I mean most macho...
Thanks for the hosting, Adam!

Kate said...

165 racers? Great recap! It may takes me as long to read through these race reports as it did to Photoshop--I mean, fly to California and take--those pictures of Chris.

DLW said...

Great recap Adam! Thanks for hosting the 'race'. Looking forward to the next one! Deb

Megan said...

Thanks for shouting out to all of us! This post must have taken a long time. I agree that the best race report goes to the dad and son. TOO cute!

XLMIC said...

This was great, Adam! I had a lot of fun running in the hot hotness of the daylight. Your race got me out there and kept me going :)

Running Through Phoenix said...

"she had to wipe the fun off of her face". Really Adam??

Michelle said...

Sa-weet!!!! Fun to see our different reports!!! Thanks again!!! :)

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Hey Adam - I sort of did a race report but it was mixed in with my Solstice Run report. Sorry I did not e-mail you. Had fun with it though! I can't wait for your next one. Thanks for putting it together!

Amanda@runninghood said...

What a successful virtual race Adam! Wooo weee, a lot of work on your part! Well done. And congrats to the winners!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Sorry you got busted at work for working on this post- but this was awesome!

...Barbie... said...

blah - totally forgot to do this race. and it was on my calendar. but i love this post and all the commentary on the pictures!!

Jamoosh said...

Excellent Pictorial!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Ha! These are awesome!

Andrew Opala said...

Commando

Andrew Opala said...

Thanks for the race. I'm starting to enjoy these things ... there's definitely been a good temperature improvement in the past six months. I'm looking forward to it continuing!

willrun4beer said...

Thanks for the race - - I suppose I should have done a Race Report to have a chance at the swag! I'll get it right next time.

Hannah said...

Great race, thanks for doing it! I want a medal too ;) Actually I'm still red and sweaty like in my photo (and evidently mildly pissed off...) so I'd be happy just to be cooler and less flushed. Good times.

Laura said...

Awesome jobs everyone...and thanks for hosting Adam.

Lisa said...

OMG!! These pictures and commentaries are hilarious! I'm at work and couldn't help but laugh!! Love it! I've learned my lesson, next time you do one of these, I'm signing up right away!

Allie said...

Wow, so many of us here are totally awesome! ;) Thanks for hosting...and motivating me to get off my butt.

Jen said...

This was awesome! I loved reading your report/recap!! Thanks so much for taking the time to do it!!