Thursday, May 20, 2010

packet pick-up for the brooklyn half maathon at nyrr club

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.


Eliot said...

Hopefully, see you there. If so, that will be me ... bringing up the rear. BTW, I hope you were 'clever' enough this time to get a small shirt for Katie. Haha.

Joe Garland said...

Good luck tomorrow, particularly getting there for the 7am start.

The first Brooklyn Half, and the only one I've run, in the 80s started at the Prospect Expressway and was a straight shot down Ocean Parkway, a left turn near Coney Island, a couple of blocks, and a straight shot back to Prospect Park, with a finishing loop. A pretty basic course, not a lot of bells and whistles.

Anonymous said...

It will be my 6th in the 9 + 1 too! First half marathon for me, so I'm a bit nervous. Off to bed, gotta rest up!