Cherry Tree 10 Miler

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn
17 February 2013
1:49:31 finish

I was completely unprepared for this race. That combined with high winds and windchills in the single digits did not make for a great race. I finished ten minutes slower than my 10-mile PR (which was set at this same race back in 2011).

If not for the wind, conditions would have been great.  The most comfortable part of the race was standing in the start corral, which was in a sunny spot protected from the gusts.  I saw a friend at the start and ran with her for about a mile–too fast, honestly.  (more…)

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Cherry Tree 10 Miler

Prospect Park, Brooklyn
20 February 2011
1:40:49 finish

Today was the annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and Relay in Prospect Park. This is a great race organized by the Prospect Park Track Club. I highly recommend it, if you’re anywhere near Brooklyn in February.

This was my second time to run Cherry Tree. I kind of collect race distances and I signed up for it in 2010 because I had never run a 10-mile race. I had run the Queens Half several months prior, but I ran Cherry Tree after taking two months off from running–related to both weather and laziness. I finished in 1:52:50, which I was pleased with because of my lack of training and because I twisted my ankle during the race and had to limp along for awhile. (more…)

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