Saturday, September 7, 2013
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.