Saturday, May 26, 2012
this morning i ran the croton dam marathon, which began and ended at croton gorge park in cortlandt manor, new york. it was a tough day to run long - heat and high humidity. but an intrepid handful of runners completed the 4 out and back loops to cover the marathon distance. completely drenched from the start of the first out and back, i finally finished 26.2 miles in 4:40:54 - my slowest road marathon. i was the last of the 4 runners to complete the distance (a dozen or so others opted for the 6.55 miles or half marathon).
despite the tough weather, it was a great day! many thanks to mike oliva, who organized this event - which conveniently took the place of the, sadly, defunct memorial day marathon held in van cortlandt park last year.