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!