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.
All the distances started at the same point (but separated at various points during the race.)
And I walked while my friends ran/walked.
She was walking so fast that I gave up trying to keep up with her.
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.
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.