2009 Scrooge Scramble

Today, we continued our tradition of running the Scrooge Scramble 5K road race on Christmas morning. We had a great time. The weather wasn’t that bad. There was bright sun and the temperature hovered around the freezing mark. I rode over to the start in downtown Rockville, Connecticut. I kicked off my 2010 training program a week before the end of the year with a double workout. The ride was enjoyable, though chilly. My hands were cold all day. The run was good because I got to push both of our children in our Chariot CX-2. It was our second race as a trio, but first where I actually went hard.

When we jogged the Santa’s Run earlier this month, I didn’t get a full appreciation for the CX-2. Today, I realized just how much harder pushing two kids is. My GPS data was interesting. This jog stroller is about 5 lbs. more than the CX-1, but it is also wider and less aerodynamic. With two kids and gear, I really felt the two main hills on today’s course. I also jacked my heart rate up pretty high for a race that wasn’t supposed to be serious.

As usual, the race benefitted the Vernon Community Center/Cornerstone, which is where the race started. Mary Lou White and Janet Romayko were the Race Directors for the third year in a row. This race has been run for 19 years now and has always been supported by the Shenipsit Striders and the Silk City Striders. Next year’s 20th ought to be even more special.

Debbie had a good run and enjoyed being free of the Chariot for a change. She finished second among women. She said she lacked speed on the hills, which is to be expected given how much running she has been able to do. Still, she said she felt good and is ready to pick up the pace. There can’t be too many Christmas Day races, so this one is certainly unique.

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