Saturday, August 29, 2015
The France Run 8k was race number 7 of my 9+1 for the 2016 NYCM. In addition to the race, the post-race festivities were excellent - and included mini-crepes and chocolate squares. I later learned there was also meringues - which I missed entirely!
As for the race itself, I missed my sub-38 by a solid 15 seconds (38:15, 7:42 pace). That was a bit of a disappointment because typically I'd shoot for a 37:30 for 5 miles - and the 8k was a sliver shorter! Oh well, need to head back to the track and start doing intervals again :D
In connection with all things French, it was a small coincidence that I received an eQSL from my first French pirate station, Radio Mirabelle, yesterday. Then, when I got home from the race this morning, Pat and Katie had made French toast for breakfast. In between, I had gotten to the race early enough to hear the choir practicing "Le Marseillaise" to kick off the start. Vive La France!
Here are the race results from NYRR.