Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Time To Give 5K

I am freezing as I wait for the race to start!

Saturday I ran my second 5K of November.  It was an excellent race for a good cause.  It is run by a family whose son had pediatric cancer to help other families with expenses.  I was surprised at how many people were there.  Three years ago I won my age group because I think I was the only one in it.  That was not the case today.

T has been surprisingly easy to talk into racing lately!


First T and I had the ongoing discussion about what to wear. We never believe we will warm up quickly and wear too much. I instantly knew I had overdone it once we started but it was so cold and windy waiting.  I really really wanted to beat last week's time and yes I did!  I beat it by more than a minute and a half!  Yeah for not what you want race times to make you look good the next time.  I ran it in 28:07.  My pace was 9:04.  Only the first mile was in the 8s but none were in the 10s this week!  I was 30 out of 144 which looks falsely good because there were a lot of people there who are not runners but were there to support the cause.  I was 6 out of 19 in my age group which is a lot more people than 3 years ago.

The race was on a path in the woods I have raced on a few times.  What I did not realize was........
part of today's race took place on Ti-Haul Trail.




This 1.1 mile route was created decades ago for moving the steamship Ticonderoga from Shelburne Bay to its home at Shelburne Museum two miles away.. The gravel path starts on Harbor Road and and continues to Bay Road via field, wetland and forest.  The Ticonderoga was pulled from the lake and moved two miles overalnd to Shelburne Museum where it is a National Historic Landmark!


Nice little piece of history!
Cold, cold chocolate milk post race and lots of it!

Great bagels and pumpkin cream cheese!  The only thing was 
there was lots of maple syrup given away and neither
of us won any!

15 comments:

Christy said...

What a cool race to run! Congrats on a great pace! I started my morning with a bagel with pumpkin cream cheese too!

Paul said...

Hey, good race! (and good cause)

I don't think I would ever want to overdress...it's all about the heat dissipation! Can't you wear stuff you can shuck just before the start (maybe a friend hold it?)

Glad people get some good use out of that trail made for a one-off purpose....pretty unusual purpose too!

Jennifer said...

Nay for the 5K! you did excellent. Love the picture of the ship moving along tracks in the wood, very cool.

Char said...

Well done on a great race and a good time. You must have a pretty speedy age group to come 6th with that time.

Kate said...

Very cool piece of history, and congratulations on beating last week's time!

Fran said...

Congrats on a great race, excellent!

Sounds like a fun race for a very good cause.

Molly said...

mmmm, pumpkin cream cheese! Nice job!

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Johann said...

That's a great time for 5k, well done! I really find that bit about the boat very interesting. Chocolate milk post race...awesome!

Marlene said...

Congrats on improving (significantly!) over last week's time! Sounds like a decent race.

I almost always overdress all through November and December. It's just so hard to go out into the cold at first!

Katie said...

what a great race! but, brrr it looks cold!

Amy said...

Congratulations on the great race! it is so hard to figure out what to wear once the weather gets cold. I, like you, usually end up being way overdressed!

lindsay said...

what a great cause! congrats on your race. there's a street in my neighborhood called ticonderoga... now (i think) i know where it came from!

HappyTrails said...

Nice race AJH! How great is that - a tank of chocolate milk at the finish area!!! We are always in that clothing conundrum this time of year...

Jill said...

YAY for a great race, girl! You did well :). Guessing what to wear is always hard and I HATE to be hot so I tend to go with the less is more option. Maybe you could take an old sweatshirt and throw it after you get to the mile mark or so...I do this a lot in marathons.

I've never had pumpkin cream cheese, I bet it was amazing!

Congrats! :)