Athlete Race Recap: Lights on the Lake 5K

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
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Lights...and a lake!

In what is becoming an annual tradition for her, Lisa ran the Lights on the Lake 5K in Liverpool, New York on Sunday, November 19, 2023!

This fun and festive 5K takes runners on a tour of the Wegmans Lights on the Lake drive-through holiday lights display in Onondaga Lake Park. Race start time is early so athletes can see the lights in the dark of the pre-dawn morning, and by the time they are finishing, they are treated to beautiful views of the sunrise!

Lisa really enjoys this race and always wears a festive running outfit for it. She was planning to run using her heart rate training zones, but noticed that her heart rate measuring device was inaccurate as she started the race. Because Lisa is a smart athlete, she has trained using many modalities and has a lot of tools in her Athlete’s Toolbelt as a result, so she easily switched to her backup strategy of racing using her Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). She had a strong, fun race!

Way to go, Lisa!


Coach Laura Henry

Laura Henry is a Syracuse, NY-based coach who is a USA Triathlon Level II Long Course and Level II Paratriathlon Certified Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, VFS Certified Bike Fitter, and has successfully completed NASM's Certified Personal Trainer course. Coach Laura is passionate about helping athletes of all ability levels reach their goals and has coached many athletes to success.

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