I’m just so overwhelmed right now but I wanted to give a quick post NYC Marathon update.

Bedtime of champions!

Bedtime of champions!

I had 3 goals for this race.

A) To get a highly unlikely PR. NYC is a tough course.

B) To break 5 hours

C) to beat my 2011 time of 5:28

Well, I didn’t PR but I broke 5 hours AND shaved 31 minutes off my time from this course in 2011.  I’ll post a more detailed recap soon about my plan.

Sub 5!

Sub 5!

And here’s a not so funny thing…remember #3 from my last post where I said you should not only charge your electronics but test them too? Well I should have taken my own advice. I went until mile 21 without my iPod (there is just so much going on along the course and hearing people cheer my name was more exciting than music). But I started to struggle as we left the Bronx and knew there was an incline coming. So I pulled out the ipod and went to cue up my playlist. UM, nothing! I couldn’t understand. Well apparently my earphones have a little miniature switch to adjust the volume and being in my pocket it slid down to the “no volume” level!

check the volume!

check the volume!

 

Here’s a silly video for your viewing pleasure. I have waited 2 years to get the chance to run across the upper level of the Verrazano. In 2011 I was on the lower level. What a difference!!!

and here are a couple of pics from the day.

I’ll post back soon with more about the day.

Question: Did anyone else run NYC? Any other marathons? Good weekend? What’d ya do?

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