i went to the nyrr club this afternoon and picked up my bib, d-tag, and shirt for the brooklyn half marathon. it's race number 2 in the 5 borough grand prix series. normally the brooklyn half is one of my favorite races. but the nyrr unexpectedly moved up the start time to 7 a.m. from the more reasonable 8 - argh! i'm not looking forward to the earlier start.
i don't have any particular time goal in mind for the race. my legs are still pretty beat from last weekend, so the miles are probably closer a recovery run at this point. but, the half will be my 6th race toward the 9+1 for the 2011 nyc marathon. with any luck i should be able to finish under 1:50 (and may even take my ipod along).
while the early start is a drag, the course is awesome. i prefer the reverse direction (to the traditional coney island to prospect park route) and am looking forward to running on the streets of brooklyn again!
update: here are some pictures from the race.