I just applied for the NYC Half Marathon. Good chance I won’t get in, but I’m hoping to run 3 – 4 Half Marathons next year as well as the NYC Marathon, so I applied anyway.
Also, trying to keep a new baseline of 15 miles a week:
27:35 on a cross country run with zero drop shoes. Not bad old man!
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|
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|