Graduation run: Lake Placid

Graduation run: Lake Placid

So ... I did it. We spent yesterday evening and this morning in Lake Placid (home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, fact fans) way up in the Adirondack Mountains. Beautiful place. There's a small lake called Mirror Lake there (pictured) and we did a circuit of that first thing this morning. To be honest, it was much tougher going than either of my NYC runs. It was very humid and we were 1800 feet above sea level, which may have made a difference. I was breathing much harder than usual and despite keeping to a slow pace, I felt like I had to push quite hard in the last 10 minutes.

But I did it!! I'm a graduate. I started on Valentines Day and it's been a blast. Have really enjoyed it, and it's done me the world of good. I want to thank everyone for their support and advice. It's really helped and made the journey so much richer. Sorry I've not been around much to support others but I've not been online much as we've been travelling a lot. Heading back home and to normality tomorrow night.ย 

Excited about where my running journey takes me next ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Congratulations :)

    That is one memorable graduation run!

    Keep posting when you get back, you'll need to exercise your grad' badge :)

    Well done :)

  • Thank you! You're one of my virtual running buds and your support has been amazing. I thought everyone back home would be in bed.

  • Congratulations!!!! It looks like a beautiful place to complete your graduation run!

  • Congratulations! Get your badge and join the rest of us new graduates ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hey vister.. goodmorning.. lovely to wake and see you have graduated.. what a wonderful graduation run.. tough but beautiful.. ย some wonderful memories from your c25k to cherish..when you look back on your running journey :)ย 

    Safe home your graduation badge awaits!!ย 

    Well done x

  • Beautiful. A few years ago we stayed near Lake Placid in a wonderful B&B in a place called Sunday Pond. I didn't run there but we walked locally and it was so peaceful. Thank you for a lovely reminder! And congratulations!ย 

  • What a fantastic place to finish! Well done and huge congratulations :). ย Now you need to set yourself a new target - things can feel a little flat without the program to tick off each week. If you haven't already, get along to a parkrun; or sign up for a race, but most of all, keep coming back here and reporting your 3 runs a week - it's all down to you now!!

  • Fantastic....what a way to graduate in such a beatiful place! Enjoy the rest of your holiday :)ย 

  • Happy graduation! ย What a lovely place to run :)

  • Congratulations - and what a beautiful place for a graduation run, even if it was a tough one! I hope you are feeling very proud.

  • Wow, you'll remember that forever! Lucky you! Congrats on your graduation, welcome to the Grads lounge xx

  • Congratulations vivster!what an adventurous last few runs of the programme! ๐Ÿ˜Šwell done!

  • Run the World - well done

  • Well done - what a lovely location for your grad run x

  • YAY big congratulations on graduating, well done and what a place to do it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Wahey ! Big up Vivster !

    What a gorgeous photo !

    Many Congratulations on your Graduation and all the very best for your future running journeys .

    Well done ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks everyone. I've been really lucky week 9 coincided so neatly with this US holiday. It wasn't planned that way.

  • Ooh, and I have my graduation badge. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • *This* Lake Placid?!? m.imdb.com/title/tt0139414/...

    Oh, dear! ๐Ÿ˜

  • The very same. But luckily no scary monsters. Well, except me puffing round the lake ๐Ÿ˜›

  • So you ran 30 minutes without the "incentive" of a giant crocodile chasing you... that's even more impressive! ๐Ÿ˜„

    Congratulations for your graduation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Is the monster a crocodile? That's ridiculous. The place is a ski resort. A crocodile would perish!

  • I suppose that if you can accept the idea of a giant crocodile, able to fit an helicopter in its mouth, you can also believe it can survive in a mountain lake... ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Sounds amazing- well done vivster!ย 

  • Goodness. what a place, what a Graduation run. Huge congratulations!!!

    Well done you... now get back here and keep running :)

  • What an achievement!ย  Well done you, I'm so pleased for you.

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