Sunday, November 23, 2014
after the frigid conditions in the days leading up the pete mcardle xc 15k in van cortlandt park, it was something of a surprise to run in shorts again! for a race that's had weather conditions notoriously all over the map - in 2008 ran it in a torrential downpour - we had perfect (springlike) conditions.
the nyrr also had a 4 miler going on in central park - and at least a couple ran the 4 miler as a warm up to the 15k (bette and sal come to mind)! i was more than happy to get in three loops of the park and log 15k for the day. my 1:18:40 was well off my target of 1:15 (even if the minute bathroom break is taken off). but i was pleased with that finish - and the great running conditions that went along with it.
afterwards, there was a excellent post-race party of socializing and rehydrating, hosted by the van cortlandt track club!
here are the race results from nyrr.