Lago Coatepeque 10k

lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esTeam MBN.On Sunday Kail and I ran the Lago Coatepeque 10k. A big group from the embassy ran the race, and one of Kail’s colleagues was kind enough to host a few people from his office at her beautiful lake house for a post-race brunch (and later, lunch).I forgot my big camera but I had my iPhone so I was able to take some post-race photos at the lake house.lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esHamacas.I had only been to Lake Coatepeque once previously, for Fourth of July weekend, and this was Kail’s first visit. It was just as beautiful as last time, albeit slightly less relaxing given the whole running 6.2 miles thing. And actually, by my watch, the race course was more like 6.4 miles.lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esInfinity pool!I completed the race in 01:04 and some change, not my best 10k time but not my worst time either. I had originally wanted to try for my second medio maratón (there was a 21k and 5k option as well), but I was too lazy wasn’t committed enough to train for it. I had a lot of beach trips and sightseeing to do, after all!lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esMerce and me.But — in addition to lounging at a super-nice lake house outfitted with an infinity pool, kayaking in the lake, eating yummy potluck-style meals and enjoying good company — the race was more about the experience than setting a personal best.lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esAnd napping. Napping is important.Running around a volcanic crater lake? NBD. I’m adding this to my coolest-races-I-have-run-in-El-Salvador list, along with the Reto del Volcán Santa Ana (from which we could see Lake Coatepeque in the distance) and the Reto del Volcán San Salvador.lake coatepeque 10k, lago coatepeque, carreras, yo amo esWhat races have you run/are you running this season?

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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