According to my garmin
6.32 miles @ 49:44
Ok so I was far off from my 47:25 but I still felt good. After not running a serious all out race for an entire year I was happy with what I did do. During mile 4 I slowed for water, it was so hot and humid that I desperately wanted a drink. I was not the only person thinking that, so was everyone else! The race was crowded and I could not run through the water station, there were just too many people doing the same thing so that slowed me down.
When the race began I decided that I was only going to look at my watch at every mile. I don't like looking all the time, it just messes with my head. Also during the race I kept thinking about the Great Migration in Africa and the running of the bulls. As I could see the sea of people all running around me and in front of me I kept thinking..... Man we look like a bunch of animals running from something lol!
Anyways, yes I could factor in it was hot, humid, my legs were sore the course was hilly, too many people, yada yada yada but the fact is that is what racing is all about. Taking the elements in to see what kind of outcome you can achieve. Every race day is different. Yes I may not be the fastest but after my 2 weeks of speed work I feel pretty good!! Woohoo!!
Now I get my one week rest in Myrtle Beach with my sister Heather before my NYC training begins.
Because the race was in Central park Scott and I ate at Good Enough to Eat on the Upper Westside after. It was one of our favorite places when we lived up there.
The breakfast of champions!
After we were done stuffing our faces we headed to the East River Park just a block from where we live in Brooklyn to get some sun. It was only 10:30 and already a scorcher!
AND THEN...... at 2:15 I cut ALL my hair off! So we went into town to celebrate with a little frozen yogurt from my favorite place 16 handles! I had the pink grapefruit and pina-colada flavors with mochi, shredded coconut, banana and yogurt chips. It was just so so good!
Hope you guys have a great Sunday!