Valentine 5K


Prospect Park, Brooklyn
12 February 2012
28:31 Finish, 5k PR

Two PRs in two weeks in a park that I could never imagine running fast…it’s a 2012 miracle.  I registered for the Valentine 5k on a whim, because I found out it was part of a race series and I was already registered for the other two races.  (If you run all three you get a bag.  I’m a sucker for schwag that isn’t a t-shirt.)

Race morning was COLD.  C-O-L-D.  The high (for NYC) winds meant windchills in the low teens and I didn’t even come close to getting warm until halfway through mile three.  At that point, what did it matter if I warmed up?  I just ran as fast as I could and beat my former 5k PR by four seconds.  Yeah, it’s not much, but when you’re me and you don’t train for speed, it’s a big deal.  lol

This was a Brooklyn Road Runner Club race and they did a bang-up job.  Check them out here.  They put little heart stickers on our bibs, which I thought was a nice touch. 🙂


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