Brooklyn Marathon

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn
18 November 2012
4:59:53 Finish

This race was HARD.  lol  I did not train on enough hills to do well on this course, but I survived and had a good time.  The weather was perfect for a marathon–40s and partly cloudy.  The race had about 500 runners, so it felt just right and definitely not over-crowded.

The course consisted of two lower loops of Prospect Park (about four miles total), then six loops of the entire park.  If you have never run in Prospect Park before, the big loop is roughly half uphill and half downhill; there is very little flat. (more…)

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Take Your Base 5 Mile

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Coney Island, Brooklyn
30 June 2012
1:03:26 finish

This was my first time to run the Take Your Base 5 Miler, which is organized by the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team to benefit the American Cancer Society. It was also my first race post-injury and it was a STRUGGLE. I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonosis in April and did not run for about seven weeks. I was only cleared to return to running (with walking mixed in) about three weeks before the race and I was not at all acclimated to the heat. (more…)

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Brrrooklyn Hot Chocolate 10K

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn
28 January 2012
58:50.02 Finish, 10k PR

This was an awesome race, and not just because I ran it faster than expected.

I’ve been looking for opportunity to run races that are NOT organized and hosted by New York Road Runners, so I’ve been paying attention to races posted on NYCRuns.com.  Steve Lastoe, who runs the site, also directed this race, which is part of a three-race series called the Freeze & Fuhgeddaboudit Series.  There were some problems with timing, mainly that the NYCRuns brand new timing system didn’t work, so the race was turned into a “fun run” at the start line.  No matter, because I was still going to race it!  Most everyone was running with GPS anyway and the small number of runners meant the finish line clock was nearly dead on. (more…)

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