Saturday, June 13, 2009


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

Sex/Age F44
Bib 3688
Overall Place 1140
Gender Place 206
AgePlace 13
FinishTime 50:10
Pace/Mile 8:05
AGTime 46:55
AGGenderPlace 99
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:)!!


Steph Runs the City said...

congrats on the PR for your 10k :) i'm also running the nyc marathon this year with team for kids, and just started training last week. i didn't do the race today because i did the 10k last week and had a tfk run this morning, but we saw parts of it go by and cheered for everyone. enjoy the new garmin- i just got one too and can't wait to try it out!

teacherwoman said...

Way to go! CONGRATS!

robison52 said...

Congrats on the HUGE PR!! I own the Garmin 305 and it has been great on keeping my training honest...I helps keeping my easy runs EASY, and my hard runs HARD! During races it helps me stay focused on pace and challenges me with it's electronic training partner, whom I call "Garfield."

430orbust said...

Congrats on your PR! Awesome time...