Run as One 4m
I can’t say that I got a personal best like my last run, the Run for the Parks 4m but I am thrilled no matter what with my time. I ran at a 10:35 which after an 11:45 on my first mile makes me really happy!
This morning, after a bit of a late wake-up I wasn’t able to have my coffee but did manage to get in some water and half a banana. I hadn’t had the chance to get my race number so I needed to get to the bandshell and pick it up by 8:30.
I tried to run to the start which I did last time and my legs were just not being helpful. I am running the MORE Half-Marathon next weekend so Saturday I did my 10 miles and also played some tennis with my friend to celebrate New York’s Spring weather.
I finally got to the bandshell and now will for sure will never pick up my race number late again…it was a zoo but the bright side was that I got to pick up my awesome t-shirt. This race they had these great mesh t-shirts that I raced in because the weather was so nice and warm!
Once I got in my corral I thought I could motivate my little sore legs into running a good race. Turning on my ipod shuffle, however, I momentarily freaked out because I had forgotten to charge it. I would be running this race without music. I hardly can walk my dog without music. I knew, especially on the hills this was going to be hard.
The race started and I was a bit slow but started to get going. I freaked out about the music but then just started enjoying being out on a lovely Sunday morning. It honestly wasn’t the bad, I took in the noise of the run and for the first time got to hear people cheering each other on. I have not been converted into a no-music runner but I know that I can from now on!
After I realized that mile 1 I was running a little slow I got into more of a solid pace and really enjoyed the rest of the race. I sprinted the last few meters to the finish and really felt great to run a nice solid race even through being sore and tired. I love these races…this was the cherry on the sundae of my weekend!
Up next : MORE Half-Marathon! (Goal is to just run it solid!)
Healthy Kidney 10K (my first 10K!)
Mother’s Day Race (With my Mom!)
Distance: 4.0 Miles, 6.4 Kilometers
Date/Time: April 19, 2009, 9:00 am
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 58 degrees, 64% humidity, overcast.
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