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Stockadeathon 15K -Race Recap

First of all, I have no pictures in this post.  When it's 30 degrees out, my two year old iPhone decides to immediately stop working if I take it out of my pocket.  As I race with my music, I couldn't risk it!

Just one week after the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, Nicole and I decided to tackle the Schenectady Stockcadeathon 15K.  Why we decided this was a good idea remains to be seen as we were both feeling the effects of the Half Marathon race a week earlier.

You can find more information about the race here: http://stockadeathon.com/

The race field was huge and competitive.  Looking around at the race start, I was pretty sure there would be no age group placement for me.  When I clocked the first mile at around 6:35 and there were still about 25 women in front of me, I knew that this would be a "fun run".

I put "fun run" in quotes, because it's a course that would have been tons of fun had I not run the Wine and Dine Challenge the week before.  It was hilly and challenging, but when my hamstrings started barking at me around mile 2, I knew I would just have to hold on for the remaining 7.3 miles.

On a more positive note, the course was filled with tons of spectators.  I love when the local community comes out to support racers.  Finally, the last mile or so of the course was completely downhill.  There's nothing like a long downhill stretch at the end of the race to really make you feel like you can fly!

Even with the residual soreness from Wine and Dine, my finish was still respectable.  I finished in 1:09:06 with a 7:25 mile pace. This put me as the 36th woman and the 11th in my age group.  These women were flying!

I would definitely do this race next year, I'd just go in with different expectations.  I can't expect to be in racing condition so soon after Wine and Dine!

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  1. Wow those women really WERE flying! Congrats to you! Running the weekend after a race challenge is a feat in and of itself!

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