it was great day to run in van cortlandt park! perfect weather for the st. patrick's day marathon (10k+ and half marathon). the first half of the loop course was still pretty muddy from all the rain we had on thursday but, overall, the course was very runnable. i wasn't at the valentine's day races, but it seemed like a larger turnout than the new year's day races.
i ran a 4:20:40 for the 4 loop course. that was a bit off by 4 hour target, but i was still pleased. emmy, after volunteering for most of the day, ran the 4th loop with me.
this is an event that shouldn't be missed! the next one on deck is the easter marathon late next month. put it on your race calendar!
here is my race report; and i'll add a link to the results once they're posted.