Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 Manhattan Half: 1:26:11 / 6:34 & White Rabbits @ The Bowery

Chip Time: 1:26:11 (PR)
Pace: 6:34
Rank: 214/5441
Age Grade: 68.7%

This was my 3rd consecutive racing weekend. I was not expecting a PR for this course since my main focus was to stay healthy for Miami. For some reason, I felt I started a bit easier on the first half and went faster on the second. I certainly didn't "feel" I pushed hard enough on the first half. However, the splits tell a different story. Maybe it is the fact that I was exerting more on the second half; giving me the notion of "going faster". On the second loop I had some assistance as I latched onto another runner to pace with. He was cool with it; another proof validating that runners are just awesome people. Thanks Vin! I'm still surprised with this PR since I never do well during the winter season.

Next week is the Miami Marathon and hopefully I can leverage this race for some confidence and redemption after last years' Miami Marathon debacle. Again, no goal-time, will race depending on feel and not do anything stupid as I would like to have a consistent 2010 season. Furthermore, with the National DC, Boston, Providence or NJ marathons coming up in a few months, Miami would be a good race to gauge on my fitness and see other areas I need to work on. Till then, I can't wait to head back to Miami/Key West!

Obviously I was hurting on the pic below. Damn, I need a happy pill after the race. Next time, I'll remember to smile with two thumbs up.

01: 6:41:90
02: 6:29:51
03: 6:14:49
04: 6:39:48
05: 6:40:01
06: 6:26:16
07: 6:34:37
08: 6:44:01
09: 6:14:48
10: 7:00:85
11: 6:36:87
12: 6:30:73
13: 6:37:05
.1: 42:16

White Rabbits @ The Bowery

And lastly, one of my favorite sushi joints asides from Masa or Tomoe ;) @ Ushiwakamaru



Blogger jbetanoff21 said...

Great job on the PR Ken!. You are a beast, racing every week-end.
Recover fast so you can PR at the Miami marathon next week.

See you there!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Billy Burger said...

Nice PR man. Can't wait to see what you throw down in Miami!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

PR PR PR! I've lost count. Great job buddy!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous RJR said...

Nice run. And, good luck in Miami! Hopefully you all will have better weather than they did at Disney.

4:50 PM  

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