Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Fifth Avenue Mile is one of my favorite races. This morning we had great, if slightly windy, weather for a run down a carless 5th Avenue straightaway. It was the second year in a row (I think) that the 50's men and women ran together in what was the 12th heat of the morning.
As I suspected, my finish was in between last year's 6:13 and last month's 6:44. The 6:19 was a solid 25 seconds faster than the Peekskill Brewery Mile. I don't know how I ran that fast without the prospect of a cold beer waiting at the finish - haha!
My quarter mile splits were relatively even: 1:30; 1:40; 1:35; and, 1:34. The 1:40 reflected the only "climb" of the course. The remaining two quarters were relatively "downhill" after that one. All in all, I was very pleased with my finish. It was race #8 of my 9+1 (and the NYC Marathon itself will complete the (9+1 for 2017).
Here are the official results from NYRR.