Sunday, August 20, 2006

NYRR Club Championships - 5 Mile

Official Results for the NYRR Club Championships (5 Mile):

Net Time: 33:50
Pace: 6:46
Rank: 413/1156 Overall
AG: 63.0%

Unofficial Splits:

Mile 1- 6:40:71 (Feeling Good)
Mile 2- 6:37:43 (Thanks for the descent!)
Mile 3- 6:49:12 (Feeling Good Part II)
Mile 4- 7:04:95 (Cat Hill Shit!)
Mile 5- 6:36:19 (Nitro and I see the Dogs at the end)

Perfect day and weather to race for the NYRR Club Championships! Since there was a picnic after the race, I got up early for Sarge's on 36th/3rd to purchase assorted bagels. Then off to the 6 train and headed towards 102nd. Coach spotted me near the registration tent as we walked aimlessly to find our tent (what a way to start the day!). Nevertheless, we got in touch with bap and val and found a spot near the Harriers.

At the start, I huddled with jgo, bigir, DK and bruce. However, I couldn't spot mog at all; damnit! Anyway, I decided no PR will be set today as I haven't been ready with my annoying hamstrings and the ligament/tendon pain on the back of my left knee. At the beginning I was definitely a bit apprehensive in hurting myself again before the NYC 1/2 marathon on 8/27. Hence I'd see how I feel on the first mile and decide how far I can push myself.

Fortunately, I experienced very little pain while I was running; although the pain only starts when I slow down.

My final net time was 33:50/6:46 pace. Although it was not a PR, I was satisfied with my performance and the fact that I was able to run with little pain was an added incentive. Anyway, I really want to thank all the dogs who came out cheering for us at the race; your support was amazing!!! Furthermore, whoever made those cookies, cakes and muffins - thanks for the sugar rush and damn it was good!

This sunday, I went for a easy 6 mile loop clocking at 45:44. Again, there was little pain but i'll continue icy-hotting it till the NYC 1/2 Marathon. On a random note, I saw nyflygirl twice and ron (TRD) once while doing the loop. (holla!)

COUNTDOWN: 6 More days till the NYC 1/2 Marathon - my most anticipated event for this month! There's 10,000 entrants, and I really wonder what the ambiance will be like running with so many people! Chaos? Rampage? Eh...I don't even want to know. But I did pay $60 for it, so if the experience was like a warm beer, at least I am getting a FREE NIKE DRI FIT t-shirt (at least that is what I am hoping!) Anyway, so i checked my email and I got the 2nd corral start or whatever that is. I guess I'll find out when I show up at 6am, hence I'll refrain from hard liquor and beers on Saturday nite (shit!)

Asides from running, the US OPEN tournament is underway. I managed to take several days off for the event and I simply CAN'T WAIT!!

One more musical note, from Duncan's last concert, it was announced that his double disc anthology, "Brighter/Later" will be released on 10/2; I'll be sure to add that to my collection.

Next up: The Dears, (Possibly) Pete Yorn in the Mercury Bar or CBGB, then TOOL!

Thanks for the dogs who took the pics. Courtesy from the TRD website, I managed to snatched those pics into my blog. Also when I looked at the pics from the TRD site, I didn't realized how close me, DK and Jgo were!!!!!!! Now that's awesome!

Congrats to all the dogs for making it out there and thank you for the support!

Aloha and Cheers,



Blogger Sempre Libera said...

Nice race out there! And nothing beats the post-race food :-)

When is Pete Yorn playing? I might go check him out myself...

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

figures out of all the races, you pick this one to not pr...

also, i want money if you're gonna use my pic, otherwise i'm gonna put a watermark straight across your face next time.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Uptown Girl said...

Knowing there is food at the end always makes you run faster:) Nice job.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Morrissey said...

semplib- Pete Yorn is playing at 9/12, 9/13, 9/14 at Joe's Pub, Mercury Bar and CBGB. Let me know if you are interested

uptown- that cake was damn good!

anonymous- BRINGGGGGGGGGGGGG IT Coffeepulse - I know it is you!!!! The reason why I couldn't PR was because you didn't talk enough smack or trash before the race!

12:27 PM  
Blogger nyflygirl said...

nice job on the race, and good to see ya out there on sunday too...i love running clockwise so i get to see everyone i know :)

i think the NYC half will actually be a good time (thank god for preferred starts, right?) and i'm going to the Open next thursday...yay!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Good to see you again out there.

I think we're in the same start at the NY Half. I'll be looking for you.

7:50 PM  
Blogger stephruns said...

Nice race! Do you know the " IB Relief Lotion"? Works very well for me if I have insuries. You get it at the NY Running Company at Columbus Circle.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets work this guy over coffee pulse. Teach him a hard lesson. Great job in the team championships.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who don't sign their names to their posts are CREEPY.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the shoe fits wear it. Your the only one who is creepy.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Morrissey said...

"lets work this guy over coffee pulse. Teach him a hard lesson. Great job in the team championships."

Ok! Let's teach him a hard lesson. Unfortunately, it won't happen since you are anonymous - identify yourself bro! :)

8:17 PM  

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