This past Saturday I completed my 3rd of 9 races to get guaranteed entry into the 2015 NYC Marathon, although I don’t know if you can really call this one a race being that it is only 1 mile! but a super fast mile at that. The race starts off on 5th Ave and 80th Street, and is a straight shoot down fifth ave for 20 city blocks and finishes up on 60th street. I guess to keep the race competitive racers start in waves with their age group. I was in the 30-34 age range so my start was at 9:30. I thought my start was at 8:30 so we ended up getting there an hour early which was perfectly ok since it gave us time to use the port-a-potties (ewwww) and pose for pics. Here’s me posing with some of the ladies from Black Girls Run.
Nashon, Me, Tarnia, & Sondra
At the start of the race my shoes were untied. Unfortunately for me I was in the middle of the street, so I had to somehow get over to the right side without getting trampled….trust me it wasn’t easy! This is like the first time ever I did not double knot my shoes….never again! Stopping during a quick mile is a no no and cost me precious time. It was ok though. I wasn’t doing this race to be a speed demon, but just to check another one off of my 9 that needed to be done. Here is my official time. Way slower than last year. I believe last year I was in the low 8 minutes. What a difference a year makes!
Speaking of last year, the photo on the left is the same race in 2013. I was done with my 9 races by then. Photo on the right is this year. Still rocking my Brooks Pure Connect sneakers….I luv these shoes and have 3 pairs of them! Once you find the right running shoe it is a good idea to stock up on them. 15lbs to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight!