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Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 mile race review

Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 Mile Race Review

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Frosty’s 5 and 10 mile run is the second race in the Hudson Gardens trifecta for winter.

The first race, Santa’s Stampede I walked due to a nagging double calf sprain. But I was ready to test myself for the big daddy, 10 miles of fun.

Pre-race gear

Frosty's Frozen pre-race gear

  • Lumo Run Sensor
  • Energy gels
  • Salt stick (2 tablets please)
  • Headphones. It’s a long race and I am going to need some tunes.

Music of Choice

Fun Lovin Criminals- Bag of Hits

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 finish Line

Doing my best Clint Eastwood after the race!

8 Reasons to do Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 mile

  • It is well -run.
  • The course is nice wide, semi-flat pavement with plenty of refueling stations.
  • It is not very crowded.
  • Lots of parking
  • Very nice performance T-Shirt
  • The race is reasonably priced.
  • 2 Bathrooms on the course…just in case nature calls.
  • What else are you going to do in January? Get out there and run!

 Enough yakking, how did I do?

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 mile

 Not bad considering I hadn’t run 10 miles in about 6 months. Let’s look at the splits.

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 mile

Note: Mile 6 was complicated for 3 reasons.

  • During the first part I was trying to remove my jacket and re-pin my number  on my shirt.
  • I switched from Fun Lovin’ Criminals to my funk playlist.
  • Nature was calling so I had to make a detour to a restroom.

All that was accomplished while running. That also accounts for the extra .1 mile.

The split times are very close, at least for me. The odd part of this race is that I usually try and start out slower, then speed up at the turnaround. It is a confidence thing, or lack of confidence. During Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 mile I never felt like I got into the zone. Mile 1 was just as hard as mile 10. Very strange. Usually you get that mental release during a run where things feel effortless. You lose track of time and you just sit back and enjoy. Didn’t happen for me.

Theme of the race

Effortless was my theme for the run. I wanted to really work on staying tall and falling forward.

Here are the metrics courtesy of Lumo Run

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 mile


And let’s look at the personal records I set courtesy of Lumo Run

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 mile

So you can see that my cadence was slower than I wanted.  But by focusing on staying tall and leaning forward, I decreased my braking metric.

Post Run Meal

Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10 mile

Post run celebration at Big Bills NYC Pizzeria. Remember, I am a big guy. I burn between 180 and 220 calories a mile. Running is very energy intensive for me. If you put in the effort, you should reward yourself. And that we did.


What are you doing sitting at home in January? This is Colorado! Get out and run.

I highly recommend Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 Mile. It is a fun race with a great group of people.

See you there next year!