I woke this morning at 5:15, did the usual pre-race rituals. I ate oatmeal with banana, had my coffee with heavy cream & DaVinci Vanilla syrup. I left at 6:30 am to drive into NYC. Today was a little different. I parked up on 99th bt Park & Madison because the race was starting on 102nd Street. I wasn't going in with anyone. Kind of lonely feeling, but I was meeting my friend Josh, who is coaching me to get me to NYC. I got to the Parking garage at 7:30, walked up to the starting area, and then did the normal stuff before the race started.
I totally was absorbed in the fact that I was running with Josh, that I forgot to put on my Garmin 301. Kind of freaked, then laughed and said I wasn't allowed to look at it any way, and kind of nice to race without it. I didn't even look at the clock when we crossed the start, so I had no idea how things were going, all I knew was that I was running the course faster than I had ever before. LOL
I ran this course once last year, July 08, and the race was called Park to Park, and I crossed the finish line at 54:38, thrilled at the time because that was a 10K PR for me back then. Today, the race is now called Dash to 10K, or something. LOL Today, I crossed the finish line at 50:10, crushing my previous course PR, by 4min and 28secs. WOO HOO:)
I'm waiting for Josh to send me my mile splits (as I didn't have my Garmin on), and to explain the course, and how we ran it, LMAO, as I was so focused, my mind is a blur as to how the course was and how I ran it. All I know is I pretty much stuck to his hip, tho a few times I did slow down, but pretty much ran next to him pacing me the whole way. So, I will post again, in another post, that stuff, but for now here are my official results for the nyrr website:
NYRR Dash 10K
Distance: 6.2 Miles
Date/Time: June 13, 2009, 9:00 am
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 72 Degrees, 61% Humidity, Overcast
Overall Place 1140
Gender Place 206
AG % 64.6
Afterwards, hubby/BR411 said he wanted to get me a new running outfit because he was so proud of me, I said, what I'd really would like is a Garmin 305 to train for NYC because it catches the signal better. I really don't need any more running clothes. He said OK and ordered me the Garmin 305, should be here next week. WOO HOO:)!!! Thank you honey, I love you SOOO much:)!!