>Running 101>1st race tip?
My dogs are fast, not me
Great post JK! An instant classic!
I am also running in my first race tomorrow (a 5K). I've got a real stupid question regarding finish times. How does timing work if chips are not used? Is there a guy with a clock and clipboard at the finish line, noting the time each runner crosses the finish line? Or am I supposed to time myself, and then report it? Also, when you get your race number, do they give you pins to attach it to your shirt? Or do I have to bring my own pins? Or does it stick-on somehow?
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Courtney, hope you had a great first race! Tell us how it was!
...Now to echo what RunChic just said - did we ever get a race report? Or did Courtney, in fact, end up getting hit by something heavy and sharp? Boy. That would be kinda ironic, huh?...
I have never been happier that streaming media is blocked at work......
Here’s a long and exhaustive (but not complete) list of some of the important stuff nobody ever told me (and that I later wished they had), in completely random order, provided for absolutely no reason at all:
Best. Post. Ever.
22: If you take your cell phone with you on the race, people like me will be laughing at you. If you actually answer it, expect more of those sharp and heavy but weakly thrown object to come flying in your direction. (One exception: if you happen to be the race director of the race in which you’re currently running. Otherwise, you’re just an uber-dork who needs to have a cellphoneectomy).
Pam has uber-abs - that gives her a free pass to carry a cell phone if she wants
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