Friday, October 11, 2013
yesterday afternoon i picked up my bib and shirt for the staten island half. and, what seems to have become a permanent part of the process, also picked up the clear plastic bag for baggage check. staten island is the 5th and final installment of the 5 borough race series. it's also the first time since 2005 that i've managed to do all 5 in one year :D
logistically, staten island is simultaneously easy and tough to reach. the start is just steps from the ferry (easy) - but getting to the ferry on a weekend, via metronorth, is no picnic because of the early start and infrequent trains (including the trip downtown from grand central)... the proverbial "hard" part. after that sort of commute, any race short of a marathon will be easier than the travel to it took to line up for it!
be that as it may, i'm looking forward to this one. i haven't done a race on staten island in a while (maybe the 5k benefit to raise funds to keep camp pouch open for boy scouting?). aside from the actual race, riding the staten island ferry is always fun!
as always, i you're at this one - say hello!