Name: NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile
Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 at 8:55am
Location: Fifth Avenue
Length: 1 mile
Bib Number: 2824
Official Time: 9:45
Average Time per Mile: 9:45
I have been excited about running this race for quite some time for two main reasons. One - it was the shortest race of all my qualifiers. Two - upon completion of this race, I'm officially qualified to be in the 2013 NYC Marathon. Along the way, I also challenged myself to run this mile in under 11 minutes and was really hoping to get very close to the 10 minute mark. If you have been following my journey to the marathon, you'll know that my average mile pace is closer to 12 minutes so this was no small feat I was hoping to accomplish.
I trained, but probably not as much or as properly as possible. I did a few practice runs attempting to hit under my goal time and seemed to fairly consistently hit 10:50. While it was good to know I should be able to make my goal, I was really hoping that I would be closer to 10 minutes than 11 minutes. I should have known adrenaline would kick in on race day!
|Thumbs Up for Lane as well as my awesome time!!|