Sunday, June 15, 2008


I was tired when the alarm went off at 4:45am, but I didn't hit snooze:) Got right up and did my standard pre race ritual. Then met my brother at 6am, and we drove into NYC. We got down to the race and collected our bibs around 7am. A good hour and a half prior to race time. Gave us plenty of time to stretch and get ready for the race. Aside from it being very humid and hot, everything was great. We got ready and got to our corral about 8:15. Our corral color was yellow. At 8:30 the gun went off and it took about 2 minutes to get to the start. Since WABC sponsored the race, they were actually there filming it for ABC. We thought that was cool, but I didn't realize where the camera was, so after we crossed the start, my brother said I just waved to the camera. I missed it. LOL But sure enough (my hubby was home watching/recording and he saw my brother wave and me run by. He said I looked so serious. LOL)

The race went pretty well, but it was hot. My legs felt great, but the humidity was affecting my run. I hoped to finish in 44:00, and actually surprised myself when I crossed the finish line at 43:47:) This time I saw the camera and gave the I Love You sign, and my husband found it on WABConline, pretty cool, only if I could figure out how to upload it to this blog. LOL

WABC Fight/Prostate Cancer, Father's Day Race
Distance: 5 Miles
Date/Time: June 15, 2008, 8:30 am
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 70 deg., 93% humidity, wind 5 mph.
The official stats from the website:

Bib # 4135
Gender/age: F43
Finish Time: 43:47
Pace Time: 8:45
Overall Place: 2,332 (out of 5,504 people)
Gender Place: 417 (out of 2,047)
Age Place: 35th (out of 204 women ages 40-44)
AG Time: 41:19
AG Gender place: 352
Age-Graded%: 58.5%
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 8:58 151bpm Cardiac Drift: 172
Mile 2: 8:20 160bpm Cardiac Drift: 167
Mile 3: 8:37 164bpm Cardiac Drift: 168
Mile 4: 8:30 166bpm Cardiac Drift: 185
Mile 5: 8:38 16649bpm Cardiac Drift: 178


Marcy said...

Yuck 93% humidity!! That is was an AWESOME job!! I always fall apart in that kind of weather LMAO! CONGRATS chica!

Anonymous said...

Great job! You did awesome. Looking at your times you wouldn't think the humidity affected your run.

Glad you saw the camera the 2nd time!

Running To Stand Still said...

You were flying!! Awesome job out there.

We had the humidity too but it was about 12 degrees warmer here.

Would love to see that pic!!

BeachRunner said...

Woo hoo!

robison52 said...

Congrats on a fine race in high heat and humidity!! You're just getting better and better, I believe you have a natural talent for running!

CewTwo said...

I think you have a natural talent for running, also.

Great times and a great finish! Keep up the training and the good times! In this case, good times is a double entendre!

Go, Joanne!

Marci said...

Great blog, congrats on your run!