Sunday, January 8, 2012
the 2012 boston build-up series kicked off with the 10k in rowayton this morning - and a record turnout too boot. the fantastic weather, a carryover from yesterday, made for a great day to be out running. there were so many familiar faces that it was more like a social event than a competitive road race: emmy, rob, don, roy, john, francoise, dan, kraz, andi, neil, ronnie, hiro, yuki, kate, jeanette, dorothy, tony, bob, torpedo, jeff, dawn, gracie, marty, gail, karen, and our rd, jim!
my calves were still sore from the 50k yesterday, so i had a soft target of 50 minutes for the hilly course. i was more that surprised to finish in 46:26, a 7:33 pace (with the downhill first two miles in a 7:15 pace). the last hill at 9k once again did me in and i had to walk a bit. but aside from that short bit, it was all good.
the next race, the 15k in ridgefield, will be another double because the manhattan half is the day before in central park ;O
here are the results from clubct.