Winter Series #3 Race Recap

As I have mentioned before, the Hudson Mohawk Runners Club sponsors FREE races throughout the winter for its members. The course is pretty boring but free is free.

This weekend, they offered distances of 3M, 10K and 25K.

I ran this race in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

I am in throes of injury-ridden half marathon training. So I ran 10 miles (in pain) the day before.

Normally, I would have skipped the race.  But it was sunny and 65 degrees!!! Yes, 65 in January.

So what the hell?… I decided to go and walk the course.

And many of my friends were running it.

short sleeves in January…woo hoo! check out that guy with NO shirt!

All the distances started at the same point (but separated at various points during the race.)

I’m in the back with the white t-shirt

And I walked while my friends ran/walked.

that runner on the left, Annie, is in her late 80’s. She was walking the 10k. 

She was walking so fast that I gave up trying to keep up with her.

My friend Jeri is running and there’s Annie walking…look at her go!! My hero!

There were times when I did run to keep up with my friends.

And my foot hurt less when I ran than when I walked.

Eventually we reached the finish line.

But they had mismarked the course – 2.5 miles instead of 3 miles!!

Of course, I sprinted as not to finish last.

Oops #72 – that’s me.

Then I got my refreshments – chili and many slices of delicious bread.

So I may not have really RACED but I participated.  It was a chance to get some fresh air and exercise.  My foot was no worse. Win. Win.

19 thoughts on “Winter Series #3 Race Recap

  1. You definitely cannot beat 65 degrees in January!

    I do a lot of races where I don’t “race” but keep a nice even pace, take in the scenery, etc. Those are the races where I have the most fun.


    • I agree. My favorite races are not the fast ones bu the ones where I have had fun.

      Looking forward to more warmth and running in less clothing.


  2. I’m glad you are able to get out with your friends for these races, even though it’s not the same as running the race for you. Also hello, 65 degree weather in January, of course you had to get outside!

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  3. I know you do love that series, so I’m glad you got to be a part of it.

    I’ve walked races before – I have friends who have been injured, or when I’ve done a race with my kiddo and he wasn’t feeling it. I don’t mind – our races here are very walker-friendly so it’s not unheard of.

    It’s nice that your foot doesn’t hurt when you run!


    • It’s adrenaline with the foot and pride on not being DFL.

      I don’t usually walk if I spent a lot of money on a race, but this one was free.


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