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Polar Cap 2008

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Gabe & Sarah Polar Cap

I did it again: Yesterday morning I ran my second-ever distance race. It was the Polar Cap 4-mile race in Lake George, and I placed 5th in my age group. My goal was not to finish last in my age group, and I managed to beat two dudes with my time of 34 minutes and 10 seconds. That’s a per-mile average of 8:32.5, which is a 14-second per mile improvement over my first race, the Winter Wimp. I think it’s realistic for me to aim for a top 3 finish in my age group for one of these races.

But first, I have to work on my stride since it looks like I’m doing some weird walking thing in this photo (probably because of all the ice):


Sarah also ran the race and did really well, too. The Wimp race was 4/10th of a mile longer, but the road conditions were better in that race (no ice, slush, and puddles) and there wasn’t as big and long a hill at the end of the course, like there was yesterday.

It’s really a great feeling running these little races — they’re great motivation to keep on training during the week as the half-marathon gets closer.


Congrats to Sarah on a great run, and thanks to Eric for catching all the action shots!

Tags: running

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blog Master G // Feb 17, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Cool. Results for this race are online.

  • 2 Shamrock Shuffle 2008 // Apr 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    […] Falls, NY. It was my third distance race, following January’s Wimp Wimp and February’s Polar Cap, so I’ve been running one race per month since I started running. Cool. So long as I find a […]

  • 3 Firecracker 4 // Jul 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    […] particularly when you consider that just 5 months ago I ran my last (and first) 4-mile race, the Polar Cap 2008, in 34:10 (pace of […]

  • 4 Polar Cap 4-Mile Race 2010 — Blog Master G // Feb 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    […] weekend I ran the Polar Cap 4-miler in Lake George for the third time. Back in 2008 it was only the second race I’d ever run (time: 34:10). Last year I was ecstatic when I won my division — the first […]