Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 Gretes Half (1:24:42) & Staten Island (1:23:52)

Been battling a viral infection that has made my breathing difficult for a couple of weeks and during the half marathons.  Hence, the results definitely showed as I was still battling through my illness. My body is run down a little and trying to build back to my previous shape. Since the marathon is less than two weeks away, getting healthy would be my sole focus.

Staten Island Half
Net Time: 1:23:52
Pace: 6:25
AG: 70.89%

Splits:
01-  6:25:63
02-  6:17:62
03-  6:13:91
04-  6:19:59
05-  6:24:51
06-  6:04:12
07-  6:22:51
08-  6:18:21
09-  6:31:21
10-  6:44:19
11-  6:29:50
12-  6:31:94
13-  6:34:64

.1-     :38:39


Gretes Half
Net Time: 1:24:42
Pace: 6:28
AG: 70.20%

Splits:
01-  6:24:90
02-  6:26:42
03-  6:16:31
04-  6:12:65
05-  6:28:29
06-  6:15:46
07-  6:23:38
08-  6:34:69
09-  6:28:38
10-  6:40:43
11-  6:51:07
12-  6:27:71
13-  6:34:71

.1      :39:57

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 NYRR Bronx 10 Miler - 1:01:46 / 6:11

Net Time - 1:01:46
Pace - 6:11
AG - 72.43%
Rank - 43/9523


14 seconds off from last year's time.  Despite being a bit off, held a negative split 31:07/30:39 from the 5 mile splits and fought some side stitches at mile 3-4 and mile 6-7.  Fortunately, was able to come up with better than expected splits for mile 9-10.  Happy with this result especially a week after the Philly Half.


Splits -
01 – 6:17:45
02 – 6:08:66
03 – 6:23:61
04 – 6:29:50
05 – 5:49:03
06 – 6:09:66
07 – 6:14:92
08 -  6:12:50
09 – 5:59:67
10 – 6:00:34

@ Prospect Park


@ Bar Rua & Mets

Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - 1:22:13 / 6:16



Net Time: 1:22:13
Pace: 6:16
Rank: 147/ 15500
AG: 72.31%


3 years later and approximately a one minute course PR and 5th fastest half out of 53 in lifetime.  The conditions were muggy and tough but luckily had a great group of teammates to work together.  Asides from the lack of porta-potties and a  35 minute wait, it's a fun course and deceptively rolling.  Overall, it was a great time with my teammates however one thing I would say is if you are going to slip and fall at a water station, please be cognizant of your surroundings and take off your headphones!  Also, don't accuse someone over via hearsay "she said that you pushed me" and then resort to a vile sneak attack from behind by bum-rushing with both arms sprawled out on my teammate.  Purposefully pushing someone with full force and not acknowledging your surroundings; well, you have no one to blame but yourself.  What a poor sport and don't have a leg to stand on, as a lot of runners witnessed your wrongdoing on mile 3.  After a quick few breaths, our team passed the shirtless a55hole at mile 4.  By the way, our team of 8 running in a pack saw the whole situation, and the shirtless a55hole with the headphones was in the wrong.  Good luck and see you in the park as I'll remind you to not lay a hand on my friends.

Splits:
01:  6:16:52
02:  6:22:21
03:  6:19:32
04:  6:13:64
05:  6:19:64
06:  6:14:13
07:  6:20:02
08:  6:19:21
09:  6:18:08
10:  6:15:07
11:  6:07:22
12:  6:23:90
13:  6:06:60
.1:     :39:42

Post Race @ El Vez

Monday, September 15, 2014

'14 TCS NYC Marathon 18 Mile Tune-Up - 1:58:00 / 6:34 & More


Net Time: 1:58:00 (PR)
Pace: 6:34
Rank: 31/4861


After one of our team's tempo on thursday, I had an inkling on what to strive for during the tune-up.  The tune-up is usually a great assessment in terms of current fitness level and whether the plan can be executable. I came into race with a plan to hit the first loop conservatively and try to maintain the last 8-10 miles within reasonable range of marathon pace.  I was lucky enough to run with KP for the first 12 miles.  Funny thing was we were a bit on panic mode when we hit the first mile at 7:07.  Then we just decided to shave off some seconds for the next 5-6 subsequent miles.  As the miles went by, I felt really good throughout the race especially fueling properly, (although I should take more water stops) and overall I felt I executed the race properly despite being a few seconds faster than marathon goal pace, I was able to maintain a negative split per each loop.  The 3rd loop was most difficult especially when weaving through the lap runners.  I just wish they could be more cognizant of their surroundings and able to hear if someone yells "excuse me on your left", he/she she should be able to move out of the way instead of giving some sort of entitlement attitude. The last mile definitely felt great as I felt like I had some energy left in the tank and attacked the downhill.  In the end it was a 55 second PR for me and a good confidence builder for upcoming races.  I definitely needed this race after some personal hardships that felt like an endless undertow.  Next week, Philly Half!


Splits
Mile 01: 7:07:82
Mile 02: 6:44:11
Mile 03: 6:36:52
Mile 04: 6:36:77
Mile 05: 6:42:67
Mile 06: 6:33:88
Mile 07: 6:42:78
Mile 08: 6:34:97
Mile 09: 6:26:06
Mile 10: 6:24:00
Mile 11: 6:31:39
Mile 12: 6:25:55
Mile 13: 6:35:26
Mile 14: 6:35:19
Mile 15: 6:24:21
Mile 16: 6:25:90
Mile 17: 6:28:71
Mile 18: 6:08:14

CPTC Group Run & Barcade

Wedding @ Rocky Point

Birthday @ Clinton Hill