I have 3 choices AGAIN this Saturday. (Sunday I am going to Schroon River with the mah jongg ladies.)
1. The first is a 5K race on Saturday morning. I have done it twice before (2010 & 2009). There is a big hill at the beginning & small ones throughout. The race course is NOT scenic (around the neighborhood & a main road.) It is only a 5K so I would have to do my long run on Monday. but it is nearby and I would have time to go up to the lake afterward to go boating.
2. The second one is a 5K race on Saturday evening. It is in Lake George and the first time for this race. Lake George is VERY HILLY. It is only a 5K so I would have to do my long run on Monday. But I could go boating during the day and do the race after. It sounds like a really cool fun race & it is followed by fireworks. It is scenic (but it will be dark). However, this race would be more fun if I ran it with someone else or had spectators (not sure if my hubby & friends would come watch.)
3. The third choice is to just get my 12 mile long run out of the way and not do a race. After the run, I could head up to the lake. On Monday the forecast is for rain so I could stay over in Schroon River and run a scenic short one there.
So which one will I choose???
Most likely #1. Hopefully next year, I will do the Flashlight 5K.
I love racing. I am hoping that the rain will hold off until the afternoon on Monday for my long run. I plan to run the 5K quickly and head up to the lake for my LAST boating outing of the year.
My goals for the race are: remain uninjured, finish under 31 minutes, win a AG award, and most of all, have fun.
Happy Running! Do you race when you are training for a half marathon?