Saturday, November 5, 2011
after the 5k twice around the parade ground), i realized that i had now run all the holiday marathon distances, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon (although not in that order). it was a fantastic day to be outside - and we shared van cortandt park with a high school cross country meet that added to the sense of runners "all over the place."
i actually came in second place, with a 22:07 - it had more to do with the small field than any inherent speed :O tomorrow is the nyc marathon, so i didn't want to push my luck with the 10k, or longer distances.
maybe it was the rescheduled date (moved from the snow packed last weekend) or most of the regulars were resting up for tomorrow's marathon - but the field was noticeably smaller than past holiday marathons.
smaller size or not, it wasn't any less enjoyable! i'll add a link to the results once they're posted.