This weekend I headed up to Schroon Lake, NY for the Adirondack Marathon. This raced served as a nice little building block for JFK 50 Miler in November, but I still wanted to try and run well. With that said, I have been having some issues with ongoing aches and pains and wasn't too confident that I would do that...and I was right!
I guess overall I ran OK for the first 18 miles, although the race went rather oddly for me. I was all over the place with pace and felt like I was racing too hard early, then backed off, then tracked 3rd and 4th place down only to get re-passed around 18 and then slogging it in for the last 8 miles.
I was able to get 4th place back, but ran a piss poor race, finishing in 2:54:59 (they have since changed my time to 2:55:00)...but I did win some maple syrup, but in my heart I wanted a bear.
|My prize for 1st place age group|
The course itself is challenging, but not out of this world hard. I would love to go back and race the marathon again, or even do the 1/2 marathon or one of the relay races, as the race has lots to offer.
Now I will get back to work and hope that I can get my shit together for November!
|This guy has the life!|
|The award that eluded me.|