Sunday, February 08, 2009

Bronx Half Marathon - 1:31:13 / 6:57

Chip Time: 1:31:13
Pace: 6:57
Rank: 240/3668
Age Grade: 64.9%

The Bronx was my 19th half marathon. Strategically I was all over the place since the last half marathon I raced was the NYC in '08. Knowing the fact that I wasn't 100%, a 1:32-1:33 time was the most realistic. I definitely pushed too much in the beginning and wound up with a skew of 7s on miles 7-10. Being overzealous on half marathons (my favorite distance) really made me paid for it in the end. By the time I've entered into the grand concourse, I was a bit lethargic. Despite that, I hung on and gave it my best shot. Since 1:31-ish will do for now, I gotta' man up and work harder to compete in Boston. This is good; after a let-down in Miami, maybe this is a good build-up for things to come.

Going off the tangent, I had a heavenly experience with Mary Dub during our subway ride back home. I'm glad to have the NYRR organization run by her. She is just a charismatic and enthusiastic individual. Although she spent a great deal of time icing her knees and foot, she took a general interest on all the runners in the subway car. I have to admit that we followed her to the first subway car; just to be next to her. For a lack of a better word, we kinda'....ummmm...(i really dont want to say it) stalked her. During the ride, my buddy K and I were fighting for her attention. I can now profess my love for Mary Dub.

Aite, I will be swoonin' over this experience on my ride back to the 'rents in queenz. more pics to come-

01: 6:46:84
02: 6:42:08
03: 6:37:57
04: 6:59:26
05: 6:56:08
06: 6:58:96
07: 7:01:21
08: 7:03:41
09: 7:03:48
10: 7:17:87
11: 6:55:19
12: 6:59:02
13: 7:14:14
.01: 40:48



Blogger lindsay said...

wow fast half! not too far from your pr and you just ran a marathon not so long ago (and the nutty stair race). nice job and glad you were lucky enough to see your crush.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Great job especially considering that you weren't 100%!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Burger said...

Nice job - you've got some nice speed man.

1:28 PM  
Blogger rundangerously said...

great time for that course! hills, plus all the twists and turns to deal w/!!

5:23 AM  
Blogger jbetanoff21 said...

Good job on the half marathon. You are a beast, especially 2 weeks after the Miami marathon.
I haven't run for a week because of my groin injury caused by the Miami marathon. I'm gonna have to take maybe 2 more weeks off before that stupid muscle recovers.
I am hoping I will be able to train again for Boston, albeit not for time.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe Garland said...

Why so soon after the marathon?

And two words for HMs: negative split.

11:05 AM  
Blogger johnking said...

awesome half man, see you in boston!

7:33 AM  

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