Monday, January 22, 2007

Manhattan Half Marathon - 1:44:55


In order to assess my fitness, I ran the Manhattan Half Marathon on a chilly Sunday morning. This was a total wake-up call. The final result: 1:44:55, 8:00 pace. Granted it was the first race of the year, but compared to the past half marathons, this was by far the worse.

Throughout the race, I felt good in the beginning and especially since clocking 57-58 on the 8th mile. After mile 9, everything sort of went downhill as I had to stop and walk with a sharp pain on my left knee. I'm pretty sure it had to do with the iliotibial band, but will check with the doc to make sure.


On hindsight, maybe I didn't have the discipline or the adequate training for the half marathon. And after not racing for 2.5 months, I guess this was one of the consequences.

So for this year I'm anticipating on running the The Long Island Marathon, San Francisco Half (7/29) and the NYC Half (8/5). This should keep me motivated and getting more serious with training.

Not a good start of the year. Hopefully the Bronx will be some form of redemption....or maybe it'll be too soon to run it? But hey shit happens as I'll re-evaluate my running regimen in a few days -

Hmmm and what else....booked airfare to San Francisco for Late July and Cancun in mid-August....imbibed on Aussie beers at the Sunburnt Cow in East Village Friday-Prem-on thai, dublin6 and white horse tavern on Saturday- reservoir and red bamboo (mock-meat....who eats that stuff!?!?!) as well as Babel (a pretty depressing movie) on Sunday.

As for next week, I'll be offsite with my company....in......(drum-roll)....HAUPPAUGE, LONG ISLAND. From all of the places, it had to be in long island.....EFF!

More running news - the NYRR race calendar is up and running! Here's my tentative '07 schedule-

1/21 - Manhattan Half Marathon
2/11 - Bronx Half Marathon
4/1 - Scotland 10K
4/14 - Brooklyn Half Marathon
5/6 - Long Island Marathon
5/19 - Healthy Kidney 10K
6/17 - Father's Day 5 Miler
7/29 - San Francisco Half Marathon
8/5 - NYC Half Marathon
10/6 - Grete's Gallop
11/4 - NYC Marathon
12/9 - Kleinerman 10K

Aloha and Cheers,

Moz

3 Comments:

Blogger Uptown Girl said...

Sometimes you need a little kick to get in gear again. Looking at your schedule, I don't see the Club Champs on there:-p

Have fun on Long Island:-p Better than the time I had to spend a week in Harrisburg, PA. Oi.

4:11 AM  
Blogger Morrissey said...

yea...I wanted to do the club champs, but will be in cancun during that week ;)

6:35 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

get your knee checked out and don't ramp the training up too quickly.

8:34 AM  

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