I have been running regularly, but not very far distances, so I knew that I had to pace myself slower than I've been running to survive all 9.3 miles. Not only was it a hot day, it was a hilly course. Great practice for anyone running boilermaker! I decided to work on pacing myself with my lovely new tomtom and went off. Because my goal was to keep around 11 minutes, I was running at the back of the pack. There were only 122 runners in the 15k total, and they all looked pretty buff. I enjoyed the run and they had an amazing amount of volunteers everywhere. I did my best to thank each one of them as I took the tour of Cohoes.
Thankfully I don't know the area that well, because I was blissfully clueless the entire time as I ran around until the last mile. I finished feeling strong and could have run 10-11 miles had that been needed by the race.
I very much liked this race. The only minor detail was that the portapotties were not very close to the start. Not critical, but I always like to have one near just in case. The T-shirts were awesome, super lime green and they had women's cuts!
I'm looking forward to running it again next year!
The photographer has some serious copyright blocking skills, so I am unable to steal any photos, but if you're interested in seeing me try to break 1:45 at the last possible second: Click Here.
While certainly not my best race, I still pulled off a 13 second PR.