I know I haven’t posted in a while, so I’m not even sure if I said anything about the race I had planned for today. Obviously I did end up signing up and I am more than glad that I decided to. I especially liked the slogan for this race ‘A Race For the Hardcore’. It was a pretty hardcore race afterall, but I definitely kicked it’s ass. I wasn’t too nervous about it because I hadn’t set any expectations for myself. I used this race to give me a better idea of how I will perform during the NYC Half. I set all my clothes out last night and I actually got to sleep in pretty late considering the last two races I did. The race did not start until 10am! It was great. I got up around 8 and headed out the door a little after 8:30. I drove to Brooklyn, which only took 15-20 minutes so I got there with plenty of time to spare.
The race started at 10am on the dot and everyone was off. I was pretty close to the start so I didn’t have to wait to long before I could actually start running. It was held in Prospect Park, which has a loop that is 3.3 miles long, therefore the race consisted of 3 loops with one big hill in the middle of the loop. I made sure to pace myself well, I was running pretty fast in the beginning and tried to hold back so I wouldn’t get burnt out. I think I did a pretty good job overall. I had a few really fast miles and a few slower ones, but overall I finished fast! This race gives me great confidence for the Half Marathon and I honestly think I have a chance of finishing in under 2 hours!
The temperature outside was amazing! It was about 40° and sunny. I got really hot after the first 3 miles and shedded my hat and gloves. After the 6th mile I threw my coat to Derek because it was seriously that warm. I probably could’ve gotten away with capri pants, but I was still pretty comfortable. I finished a little faster than I expected and it felt great.
It was a beautiful day and I couldn’t have asked for better conditions. I felt pretty tired this morning also and I wasn’t as pumped as usual before a race. I bet I could’ve done even better!
Here are my stats:
- Distance: 10 Miles
- Duration: Net Time: 91:17 Gun Time: 91:37
- Pace: 9:08
My mile splits were kind of all over the place, but I am very happy with them overall. I FINALLY have my awesome finish line picture that I have been waiting for forever! Check it out.
New York City Half Marthon – Bring it on!
Oh and after the race we found this tiny diner to go to called Dizzy’s, which is right in Park Slope and the food there was amazing. It was about a half hour wait, maybe more, but it was well worth it. Derek got steak and eggs, which looked so good and I got the amaretto, pecan french toast. Derek’s steak was really good and I was very impressed with everything there. My french toast was also very good and it definitely hit the spot!