Sunday, July 21, 2013
wow, what a difference a few degrees can make! the queens 10k is the first race with low humidity and a temperature under 80 degree (just barely) in what seems like weeks! there was also a nice breeze as a bonus. this was race number 3 in the 5 borough series (and race number 6 in my 9 +1 for 2013).
i had a conservative goal of running 7:30 miles. the change in weather was a plus and helped me run a 45:54, 7:24 pace for the 10k. of all the strange things to happen during a race - my watch band broke in the last mile - so i had to retrace my footsteps to retrieve my watch off the ground. luckily, no one stepped on it - and it still kept recording my time :D
the 45:54 was a solid minute+ improvement over my last 10k race (47:08 at the norwalk mothers day 10k in may).
here are the race results from nyrr.
here are the rest of my photos on facebook.