Nope it’s not a Half Marathon.
It’s a 10-miler. Rolling hills from Lake George Village to Bolton Landing. And it is THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!
I always wanted to do this race but:
- June 2008, 2009, 2010 – 3.1 miles was the longest I was running back then
- June 2011 – strained achilles
- June 2012 – recovering from broken ankle surgery
- June 2013 – broken foot (and I actually registered for the race 😦 )
Here are some views of the course (route 9N) from previous summer runs:
Packet pick up: Sunday 6:00-7:15 a.m. at Lake George Firehouse on Ottawa Street.
Pre-Race Transportation: Race Day-Buses leave Bolton Landing, Town Hall Office , Main Street starting at 6:00 a.m.
Last bus leaves at 6:40 a.m. (I could sleep on my boat and take this bus to the start)
Race Start: 7:30 am at Lake George Firehouse on Ottawa Street.
Post Race Transportation: Buses leave from Main Street beginning 9:00 a.m. through post award ceremony 10:45 a.m. (I could sleep at home or at my friends’ in LG and take this bus back to my car)
Awards: Awards ceremony 10:00 a.m. Overall top 3 male and female. Awards to fastest time for each individual age. (That’s different! Last year I was the only person with my age!!!!) Raffle prizes.
When I am done with the race, I am next door to my boat. Perfect, right?
So I should be excited?
Yes. However, I am not really prepared. I have been racing 5ks and working on my speed. My running has been on mostly flat surfaces.
This is a HILLY TEN mile race.
So what do I do now?
I am healthy so I am DOING IT!
I don’t want to get injured so I will take it slow and probably walk a lot of it. But I will enjoy the scenery and finish. Maybe I’ll be the only one in my Age Group. (They give award for EACH age!!)
- Have Fun.
- Finish uninjured.
- Not Finish Last.
- Finish under 2 hours.
Happy Running! Do you have a bucket list race?