Cherry Tree 10 Miler

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn
19 February 2012
1:45:32 Finish

I still love this race.  I fell in love with it in 2010 and I still love it.  This year we had perfect weather, maybe even a little on the warm side, and a new start line.  We also had a fabulous giveaway:

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I had been telling my husband recently that I needed a hat with a bill and that would cover my ears (for snow running, if we ever have snow again).  Well here it is!  Last year we got ear wrap thingies and I literally wear mine all the time…like, nearly every run all winter.

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The race itself was fairly uneventful.  I had run ten miles the day before, so my legs weren’t exactly fresh, but I was treating the race more as a training run so I wasn’t too worried.  I had a goal time of 1:50 and came in under that.  The finish line seemed slightly less well-organized than in the past, but it could be because I came in so late.  I also wasn’t able to go back to Bishop Ford High School this year for the post-race hot chocolate and festivities; I literally arrived, ran, and left.

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Last year this lake was mostly frozen over. You can see it here.

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