one of the highlights of the nyrr staten island half was the ferry ride to and from the race! it was certainly a change of pace from the typical drive or train to the start. as for the race itself, the half was the 5th and final entry in the 2013 five boro challenge. it's been 8 years(!) since i last completed all 5 of the grand prix races! the logistics of getting to the various races locations is almost as difficult as actually running them!
as for half, i hit my target pace of 8:00 minute miles (just barely, w/a 7:59 pace). my performance wasn't what i had planned on, but a chest cold that nagged me all week (on the heels of last sunday mornings run in the ran... and another wet run on thursday). given how i felt on friday, when i actually skipped work, i was glad to cross the finish.
even so, the 1:44:28 was my fastest half of the year :D
i'll write up a short race report in the next day or two.
here are the race results from nyrr.
the rest of my photos are posted on facebook.