This week, I got up earlier and arrived at the race on time – found a great parking spot and had time to spare. It was a cool sunny morning. I met 2 nice people with the same philosophy of running as me – sign up for 5k races to motivate oneself to run in between. I also met 2 people whom I work with. I had no idea they ran and are beginners like me and love races.
The race started at the top of a hill so the end was a steep decline. There were no people timing the 1 or 2 miles pts so I had no idea my pace. I was tired at half-way but finished strong. Unlike the others, I was afraid to run fast down the hill, afraid I would fall on my face so I was holding myself back.
My iPod said I finished at 30:49 but I started with a colleague and not as close to the starting line as I should have. My official finish was 31:04.
When I looked at the results page, I noticed that I came in FIRST in my age group!! A first for me and I didn’t even stay for the awards ceremony.
My next race is back in Saratoga next Saturday. Since I was in Bolton Landing today – I did my usual morning Sagamore 3 mile run. I love it – wish I could always be on vacation and on my boat on Lake George!!