Firemen’s 5k Race Recap


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Sunday, June 19 9 am

Yes, I did run a 5k the day before.

But if you know me, it’s not odd for me to run 2 races in 1 weekend.

This is a new race so I knew nothing about it.  I only chose it because it was being held in Lake George.

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I LOVE Lake George and I had planned to join my hubby on our boat so the race was on the way.

I arrived early and found a place to park on a side street.

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I hung out by the water for a while because NO ONE was there yet.  Finally the volunteers arrived and were setting up raffle prizes…

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The start/finish line was right along the lake.

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It was getting pretty warm but at least there was a breeze from the water.

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it was cool watching a float plane land

Soon it was time to start the race.  And yes, there were runners…but not many!!!

I chatted with a few older women and we wondered where everyone was and would they hold a race with so few people.

Yes, they did.

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We started on the road and then turned into the bike path.

I didn’t know that there was a bike path here and I definitely plan to return and run it.

It was very pretty.  It looks shady but it didn’t feel as shady as it looks.

With a small race (of about 20 runners), you often run alone.  And I did the all race.  The course wasn’t marked and at mile 1, I stopped and wondered which way to go.  I decided to go left and continue on the bike path. I was correct and soon I came upon the water stop.

The important thing to mention about this course was that it was an out and back but out was UPHILL…long gradual uphill for 1.6 miles.  I walked at the water stop and then a few times more but for the most part I ran.  I wasn’t running fast.  My legs were tired from the previous day’s 5k race and it was HOT!!!

Soon it was time to turn around and then hooray, it was all DOWNHILL!

I arrived at the finish line and gave it all I had to finish at 29:00!  Phew, not over 29 minutes for the 2nd day in a row.

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I hung around chatting with the older ladies waiting for everyone to finish and for the awards.

I finished as SECOND WOMAN overall!

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Okay so there were only 10 women!

Then I also won my age group.

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So it was a 2 medal kind of a day!

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The refreshments were bananas, apples and water. I wish I had brought money for the raffles because your chances to win were pretty good.

Would I run this race again?

Maybe.  I liked the course and the location.  But there are many other races with more perks.

After the race, I raced up to our marina.  My hubby and friends had reserved 4 docks on one of the islands. We spend the rest of the day relaxing by the water and eating.  So much fun!

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Eventually, everyone had to leave because they had to go to work the next day.

Not moi!

I decided to stay and sleep on our boat and spend a Me day in Bolton Landing: a long run and 2 hikes. It was fabulous. (More about that in  another post).

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Because it’s Tuesday, I’m linking with:

with Erika @ MCM Mama Runs,
Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice
and Patty @ My no-guilt life

Happy Running! Anyone else run 2 races in one weekend?

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12 thoughts on “Firemen’s 5k Race Recap

  1. Congrats! It was a good weekend for Capital Region bloggers running 5ks (I was first woman at one I ran on Saturday — only 85 runners total, but it was still fun to win).

    You missed seeing my husband swim the length of Lake George — he was out there until around noon or so. He was freezing — lol.

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  2. I would love to run a race that small! I bet it felt a little weird with such a small field though and it sounds like it wasn’t marked clearly. On the other hand it looked like a beautiful course and you won two medals! Not too bad of a day! Congrats!

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  3. Nope, never two in one weekend!
    You did fantastic! It sounds like they need a little organization marking the course, but that is good you went the right way. I would love any kind of paved path…you have the best spots. That lake area is beautiful! Congrats on the Place in AG and female win 🙂

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