The start - there were about 250 runners.
PLUS I am also streaking in that I have always won an age group award at this race! I thought maybe yesterday I wouldn't but I did! Woot! Woot!
They changed where the race began and added a hill - who does that? But mostly the course was the same as previous years. I was the slowest yet. I thought maybe I would not be but oh well. My pace was slightly better than First Run this year and the course was much hillier so I will take that as improving.
Darlene and I at the finish.
The weather was great. Often this race is bitter cold. Darlene raced it too and it's always great to see her plus my hubby went along. I truthfully enjoyed it a great deal. There's always good snacks after and of course there was that age group prize. I love racing by lakes always!
Lake George -- not as cold as it looks.
I ran with music for this race which I haven't done in awhile. The songs weren't preselected by me and I have to say they could have been better. Lesson learned.
My miles were: 9:11, 9:27, 9:43 and 9:43. I'm surprised and pleased that the last mile stayed under 10 and I'm amazed it is the same as 3 as it was quite hilly. I was 3/6 in the age group and 146/250 overall.
I did speed up and beat that woman who came up beside me
near the finish.
Every year the age group awards are a little different which
is cool. I love that it says winner!
Any race that has maple candies is a good race.
Lots of homemade treats.
Glad to win my age group award.
Of course if I go to this race I shop. I raced. I exercised. I deserve it. My husband was a great sport and sat in the car while I shopped. First I went to Target because you've heard me sing the sad we don't have a Target song. It's amazing how much you can spend when you never go. I couldn't find the one thing I really needed. I even went to the Wal Mart after but no luck there either. My next option is to look on line.
And then I went to Eddie Bauer. Great buys there!
What's not to love about a Saturday that involves racing and shopping?