Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon - 1:23:29 / 6:22

Chip Time: 1:23:29 (PR)
Pace: 6:22
Rank: 82/7006
Age Grade: 70.9%

I remembered in 2007, the brooklyn half was my comeback race. Three years later, the brooklyn half helped me quietly crack the 70+% AG mark. After consecutive weeks of racing (NJ Marathon, Newport 10K, Ragnar Relay), I knew I had to take it easy this week so my legs would remain fresh. To be honest, I had no plans on gunning for a PR. However, once the race starts, all preconceived notions goes out the door and I had to run depending on feel. With the weather being oh so perfect, I felt great out there. I kept telling myself that if I'm able to hit a 1:26 split in Boston and wind up with a sub 3, I should be able to sub 1:25 at a half. It was until mile 9-10 (??) when Reese passed me (who is a speed demon btw), I knew if I kept hitting sub 6:30 per each mile, I should be able to PR in this race.  That's basically what I did-

I gotta' give a huge thanks to all my friends, jud, teammates, for their support for me in training with a new team (thanks tony!) since early April. Also, I'll use this race to keep reminding myself that even though I had a horrible marathon in Dirty Jersey, I was able to block this mental debacle and PR at a 10K and half marathon afterwards. Never give up!

Congrats to all the finishers out there as well!

01: 6:30:61
02: 6:21:39
03: 6:07:77
04: 6:09:22
05: 6:29:08
06: 6:34:37
07: 6:09:18
08: 6:23:62
09: 6:20:67
10: 6:29:51
11: 6:27:97
12: 6:24:48
13: 6:21:75
.1: 40:55


Blogger Robert James Reese said...

Nice run out there today and congrats on the new P.R.! You looked like you were running strong when I saw you late in the race.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Congrats Ken, that's a huge PR and a very good time.
You are getting faster and faster.

9:50 AM  
Blogger sara said...

wow, congratulations! you are an animal! i feel like you've PRed in every race this year :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous nyflygirl said...

funny...I think the Brooklyn Half 4 years ago was how I found your blog-your recap was linked to in Derek's roundup of Brooklyn Half reports. much changes in 4 years!!

Anyway, congrats on a great race and another PR! I'm glad we were able to chat for a little bit before the race. Best of luck to you in this next chapter of your running life :)

5:34 PM  

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