I am still smiling from the 2013 NYC Half. I don’t think I have EVER run such a steady, smart, even-paced race in my life.
It was a frigid morning. Temps were hovering around 30 at race start, but with the windchill, it felt like about 20 degrees. I wasn’t concerned with anything except my hands. My body warms up within 5 minutes of running but my hands never seem to warm up. On long runs, I often opt for mittens but I wanted to have better use of my hands for water and fueling.
Like I said yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to do the warm-up I wanted and was worried that the 1/4 mile I jogged from the interview location to the start corral would not be enough of a warm-up for me. I was also concerned with how long I (we) would have to wait in the corrals not moving (about 30 minutes).
This post is pretty long…I tried to cut it down but there was just too much going on in my head during those 13.32 miles.
*The splits below are based on my Garmin. I ran a bit longer than the 13.1 miles so my pace is faster than my finish time suggests (more on this later!)