Harry Murphy Cross Country Classic

OK, so today was the Staten Island half marathon… and also the Harry Murphy Cross Country Classic 5K. I did the 5K!

It wasn’t without a minor mishap though – I forgot my tried and trusted running shoes, and had to run in my ‘zero drop’ Merrells. A little hillier than I expected, I was originally hoping to run this in 26 minutes. There were no clocks on the route, so I don’t know my time, but I think it was closer to 28 than 26 mins… I won’t find out until 1:00pm tomorrow.

My next officially timed race is the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line, which is on the Marathon weekend and a 5K gallop to the Marathon finish line… 26 minutes? I think I can do it…

2012 Dash to the Finish Line

Personal Bests and New Courses

So today was a minor milestone, having broken 45 minutes for a 5 mile run. This is better than my previous best of 48:32 for a five mile race. Of course, it doesn’t count as a PR, because it wasn’t officially timed. Even so, not a bad little jog, and great negative splits.

Yep, I’m in self-praise mode…

Mile 5 looks pretty sweet