(Mostly) wordless Wednesday: The Monday Night Mile edition

On Monday, Steve and I ran the Monday Night Mile, a one-mile race that benefited the Saratoga Springs History Museum. It was the first time I’d ever raced a mile, and, well, it showed. See me all the way in the back at the start?

Photo credit: Brian Teague of Fateague Fotos.

Photo credit: Brian Teague of Fateague Fotos.

The event, held on the harness track in this horse-crazy town, was an absolute blast. They started each pace group with the starting gate used in horse races, and an announcer narrated each race like it was a hundred-grander (“The lady in pink is holding her pace, but the lady in green looks strong today! We are in a race for first place, folks! The lady in green is ready to make her move, and there she goes!”). It made this 7:34-minute miler (didn’t I used to run 5Ks at that pace? No matter.) feel like a pro.

Photo credit: Brian Teague of Fateague Fotos.

Photo credit: Brian Teague of Fateague Fotos.

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4 responses to “(Mostly) wordless Wednesday: The Monday Night Mile edition

  1. Was there betting? Are you a mudder? Seriously, looks fantastic!

  2. I’d love to do more short races like the mile. Only I bet that hurt like HADES!!

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