Since finishing Waterman Half Triathlon three weeks ago I haven’t done any training. This time off has given my body enough time to recover. I wasn’t quite planning on putting a hard effort at today’s race, but after a 10 minute warmup I was feeling pretty pumped up to race. The first corral which I was in went out a bit slow given the race was sold out and it takes a while for runners to find their rhythm and create gaps in a crowded Central Park. Past mile 2 I was keeping a steady effort after the gaps opened up. I took some water at mile 3 aid station and continued with a 6:50ish pace. The last mile I went all out and recorded a 6:30 pace. Finished with an overall 6:55/mile. This race along with next weeks Dash to the Finish Line marks New York City Marathon Race week. Both races end at the marathon finish line and really gets you in the marathon spirit. Great to see runners from out of town in the park already. Others will trickle in during the week.
Overall Time: 34:35 (6:55/mile)
Place: 228/5522 (Top 4%)