Saturday, February 7, 2015

Polar Cap Four Miler

Another year of running the Polar Cap Four Miler - another age group win!  I have run this race 8 years in a row and I have won an age group award every year. I thought this year might be the year I didn't win but I got 3rd!  Darlene beat me by a lot and she was second.  I have definitely slowed down even though I am doing speed workouts, tempo runs and pace runs.  I am not bothered enough by it to do more. I will keep trying. I did not meet my goal of 10 minutes a mile. I was 10:10.  It was a better pace than my 5K on New Year's Day so that is good!


It's a pretty course although hilly. Some years it is terribly cold but actually this year it was pretty perfect. I think it was around 20 ( a heat wave.) I got there early because roads were bad in Vermont and I wanted to be sure I had enough time. I listened to some great podcasts on the way and saw a nice sunrise. It was all good.

After the race I went to shop at Target and two of the outlets. It is always a treat to go to Target. I picked up a few things I needed. (cough, cough)  I resisted a running jacket so that is good right. I made it up to the cash register with it but then told the cashier I wouldn't be getting it.  

Tomorrow I need to run 10 and it supposed to be snowy. I'm looking forward to it. I was going to drive to Middlebury and run there for a change but I am guessing the roads might be bad so I'll do my "new" route here.  It is bound to be pretty.  

Last Monday we had a snow day so I got another great snowy day run in.  I truly thrive in those conditions. I am not fast, just having the time of my life.  Here are a few pictures from that run.



Yep, it's my kind of weather.



12 comments:

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Congrats on your win - again! It's a good thing you enjoy running in the snow!

Darlene said...

Great to see you again. Enjoy your snowy run.

Wendy@TakingtheLongWayHome said...

Great job on the AG award! Enjoy the snow. I'm over it!

Laurie said...

Congrats on your AG award! By the way, I think 10 min miles are fast. You're doing great!

Liz said...

Haha - the kind of weather I don't like - but congrats on the age group award!!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats again Andrea! I marvel at how many races you seem to find in the dead of winter. There just aren't many around here. Love the AG swag!

Lisa Isenberger said...

Congrats! And thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

Char said...

Congratulations. It's great that your streak continues.

Amy Crawshaw said...

Congrats to you and Darlene - so cool you get to do this race together!

HappyTrails said...

Ooooo!!! It looks COLD!!! You are SO tough, getting out in the cold and snow. It was 72, 65, & 60 Sat - today - we are thawing, at least temporarily, thankfully! Ok, I am loving all your pictures. Might have to steal the church one for future paint practice. :-) How is the knee faring???

Pahla Bowers said...

That's a really impressive winning streak!!
I love all those snowy photos, though I can't even begin to imagine running in that. Good thing I can live vicariously through you. :)

HalfCrazed Runner said...

God bless you! I only want (even though I hate it) my treadmill in this weather