Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Lake Run 12K

This past Saturday I ran the annual Lake Run. This race is put on and sponsored by a local running club called the Lake Run club. They have put this race on for the past 29 years. I have run this race probably 6 or 7 times.

The race starts at 9am and there are two versions. There is a 4.37 mile loop, which goes around the inside of the lake and the 12K which goes around the outside of the lake. This lake supplies the drinking water for the city I live in. The past 2 years I have run the 12K. Last year the weather was really nasty. It was raining, very windy & cold. This year the sun was out, very little wind and the temp was not to bad at the start. I ran the 12K this year in 1 hour and 6 minutes which was about two minutes faster than last year.

Once you have completed the race there is music, lots of food to eat and free beer to drink. I think the free beer is what draws all of the runners. I was told there were about 1500 people who entered the race this year. I ran with my buddy Jeff, and we had a good time.

I am not signed up for anymore races until the 1/2 marathon at Disneyland in September. I am going to begin a maintenance running program, running about 15 to 20 miles week. I plan on starting my 1/2 training again for Disneyland the last week of June. The first week of my training should commence while I am at WDW. We are really looking forward to spending a week at the World.

Thanks for reading.

Til next time, run strong & enjoy the moment.

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