We were delayed a bit on our journey over to Central Park due to train issues. We made it to the park in plenty of time, but I wasn't quite to the corral when the race began so I freaked out a little and just jumped in as soon as I got over to the corrals instead of waiting for my group. I was mixed in with folks intending to run 8 minute miles. Maybe this was a blessing because I fell right in with them. At least momentarily.
Surprisingly, running felt great. The weather was just perfect for a late November day. I ran and ran. And when I needed a breather, I walked for a few seconds. But, honestly, I didn't walk much until I got to those dreaded hills in mile 3. I walked up those.
In the end, Chris was at the finish. And I was thrilled to see him and learn that I managed to run 12:32 minute miles which is not bad for me even on a good day! We also managed to meet up with a friend in the finish area as well! Perfect timing :)
Cheers to qualifying for the 2015 NYC Marathon!
Let the fun of training begin...