Despite all the worries from the heavy rains on Friday, the Paine to Pain Trail was relatively unaffected. Except for a handful of puddles/patches of mud along the way, there were hardly any traces of all the rain that fell.
As for the race itself, I had a great time on the trails! While I missed my 1:50 goal (1:52:58, 8:36 pace) by a solid 3 minutes - I did run the course 20+ minutes faster than last weekend's effort. I spent most of the race passing other runners (the consequence of starting out in the 6th/last wave). That may have accounted for a couple of minutes along the way - but no worries because it didn't detract from an otherwise fantastic time out there :D
I saw Mat at the start and Greg volunteering at the finish, but otherwise I really didn't see too many familiar faces out there this morning. A number of my friends were equally split between Grete's Half in the city and the Ridgefield Half in Connecticut. A trio a half marathons that laid claim to a good chunk of tri-state area runners today!
Here are the official results from NYC Runs