Saturday, August 27, 2016
It was a great morning to run the NYRR Percy Sutton Harlem 5K! This race was actually easier for me to get to than the typical NYRR race at Central Park - only one stop, the 125th Station of the MetroNorth, and a quick walk (versus another train ride - albeit quick - down to Central Park)!
Not only was this my first time running this particular race, but it was a surprise addition to the race schedule. I was able to squeeze it in before heading home for the drive to Ann Arbor! Time to bring Katie back to school for her Senior year :D
As for the race itself, the second big surprise was finding some speed in my legs and running under 22 minutes. My official time, 22:54, was actually 2 seconds faster than my "live" tracking time! In fact, the second and third sub 7 miles (after a relatively slow first mile) almost brought my overall pace below 7 (but I'll gladly take the 7:03!) :D
Next week is yet one more NYRR race, the Fifth Avenue Mile (which will be race #8 this year). As always, if you're at that one - say hello!
Here are the official results from the NYRR.
Love the live tracking :D