This Sundays Boilermaker 15K was a *BLAST*!!!!
I set out and accomplished EXACTLY what I wanted to do with this race…have fun!!
I finished in 1:37:39 and I am totally happy with that. Yes, it’s a couple minutes slower pace than I have been running, but considering that I hadn’t ran in over 2 weeks, been dealing with hip issues & hadnt ran that far since the Buffalo 1/2 marathon, I have no regrets or disappointment's about my time or my performance.
My hip actually held up pretty good. The last 5K part of the race was the hardest part. That’s when my quads really started to act up. But I kept running along. The hills were not as bad as I had imagined and thanks to my homemade Generation UCAN gel I made I had plenty of oomph & energy to get through them.
So here are some pictures from the weekend. The Saturday before the race we attended the Race Expo (Which was AWESOME!!) and then did the Saranac Brewery Tour (Which was even MORE AWESOME and seriously, the best $5 we’ve ever spent…if you ever get a chance to go, DO THIS BREWERY TOUR!!). I didn’t carry my camera with me on race day and I accidently left it in the car, but we did snap a few pictures with our phones. Enjoy!!
Please note that in the 4 photos above, we had consumed NO beers as of yet…
And, here are a few photo’s from race day (After party baby!!)….
This is the Syracuse Mascot, Otto The Orange…I saw him on the way to the after party & he gave me the devil horns!! HELL YEAH!! \m/
I feel like I’m leaving out so much, but really, there is nothing else to say beyond that this race was awesome!! The fellow runners were awesome, the volunteers and spectators were awesome, the vendors were awesome, the bands were awesome, the after party was awesome, the beer was awesome (duh!). It was AWESOME…and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.
Next up….Turning Stone Races 1/2 Marathon in August. My last 1/2 before the full…DUN,DUN,DUN!!