Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10k: Race Photos & Results

A chilly start to the new year in races!  In fact, this was a last minute addition because I only signed up for the Joe Kleinerman 10k yesterday afternoon (and surprised to learn it finally closed out when I checked the webpage before heading into the city this morning)!

In another rarity, I picked up my bib and shirt on race day.  That meant I didn't get to see the new space at Columbus Circle.  That will have to wait for NYRR race #2 this year (probably early next month).

As for the race itself, was very happy to squeeze in under 48 minutes - especially for the first race of the year.  I haven't done much mileage in the past month, so need to do some base rebuilding over the next month or so.  I didn't mind the cold (23 at the start), but the occasional wind gusts were tough.  Just after the start a few flakes came down and but the time I was coming back up the East Drive, it was snowing!

The only negative of the morning was having my phone freeze up just after the finish - argh.  It had 55% charge, but the cold was too much - and it turned into a dead weight until I got it back home and plugged it in for a charge.

Here is a link to the official results at NYRR

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 Race Schedule

Hard to believe it's time to start writing 2017!  Did the all of 2016 just fly by in a blur? 

As for racing, I've only committed to a pair of races for this month - the January races of the 2017 Boston Build-up Series.  The 10k is this weekend in Norwalk and the 15k is in Ridgefield, two weeks later.  I had wanted to run the Fred Lebow Half Marathon, but it conflicted with the 15k.  I'm hoping to run all 4 of the Build-up races this year (and the Blow-out too).

I may get in a couple of other races this month, but for now - here's the pair:

1/8 - Boston Build-up 10k
1/22 - Boston Build-up 15k

As always, if you're at one of them - say hello!