My first 5K!

image: Bob Kopac
image: Bob Kopac
This was actually my second 5K if you count the year I did the Freihofer’s Run with my friend, Sharon.  I think it was 1998 and I know I had to stop and walk once or twice before finishing in about 38 or 39 minutes.  And, I believe we lubricated our joints at  The Griffin following the race.  Yesterday I started my day with a run across the river as part of the Treetops to Rooftops race.  Yep, the river.  It was a spectacular morning, cool in the early morning fog, yet hot by the time we looped around the east side of the river and headed back across the beautiful Hudson.  There were people of all ages and abilities, teams with matching shirts and even a face or two I recognized from the Capital District and I had a great time.  There were only about four hundred participants and I loved the course and the vibe.  I will definitely do this run again.  Heck – maybe I’ll do it just for fun when I’m down that way next.  And, for the record, I finished in 28:10, which is about 10 minutes less than my time from 13 years ago.  Further evidence I have not yet peaked!  Warrior Dash 2011 is next on the agenda…

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One response to “My first 5K!

  1. Somehow I don't think peaking is in your vocabulary…at least not in that context.

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