At the start ready to go!I already have a race in February under my belt. This morning I got up early and drove to Lake George, New York for the Polar Cap 4 Miler. I have run this race the last 4 years and I have always gotten an age group award - it makes it worth the drive. There are no races near me in the winter so it's don't race or drive, an easy decision believe me. I couldn't talk anyone into going with me but I knew Darlene from My First 5K and More..... was going to be there. I met her last summer at the Silks and Satins 5K in Saratoga! She loves to race and has now expanded beyond 5Ks so I suspect I will see even more of her. I may even get her over to Vermont for a race this summer!
Inside before the race!
Last year it was FREEZING at this race. Today the temp. was perfect. I think it was 15 but it may have been warmer than that. I was def. overdressed, I know that! Oh well, I survived. I started out somewhat slow and goofed up my GPS so I have no splits. My overall time was 36:46 for a pace of 9:12. My second mile was my fastest with my third mile being the slowest. There is a l........o...........n............g hill during Mile 3. Truthfully as I approached the finish and saw that it still said 36 something I was happy!
Okay I just went and looked. I was a minute slower than last year. It is the slowest I have ever run this race. But....... how long can I say I am coming back from my injury for? At some point I have to stop playing that card!
Our age group prize!
Showing off our Age Group Loot
I was 2nd in my age group. Darlene was 3rd so we both got a prize and were happy. We got soup mugs with the race pic and Age Group Winner on it. I think they designed it just for me but they put winner instead of rocks!
After I did a little shopping. I looked out the window of the store I was in and it had started to snow. I left but it was already too late. The drive home was TERRIBLE mostly due to the visibility which was pretty nil! I made it but it took much longer than the way down.
The drive home.........this is where the visibility was
actually not bad!