Saturday, September 7, 2013

2013 autism speaks 4 miler: race photos & results

what a great day to run in central park - both the men and women's races saw course records fall at the nyrr autism speaks 4 miler this morning!  after i finished my race, went back to the finish line to watch the women's race and saw the winner shave 4 seconds from the course record!

as for my own race, i missed a sub-28 finish by just 7 seconds (28:07, 7:02 pace).  i didn't go in with a sub-28 as a realistic target - nor did my slow start (a 7:16 crowded first mile) hint at it.  but i bounced back with a 6:36 second mile and suddenly there was a decent shot at it.  but the west side hills almost put it out of reach when i ran a 7:14 for mile 3. i would needed a 6:55 to hit 28 minutes.  unfortunately, with a 7:02, i didn't even break 7 minute for the last mile.

still, i was more than happy with the result (and it was good enough to score for the taconic 50+ team).  i happier still to have race #8 in the books!  one more and i'll complete my 9+1 for 2014 (that will probably happen at the bronx 10 miler later this month).

here are the race results from the nyrr.

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