Prospect Park, Brooklyn
16 February 2014
2014 was my fifth annual running of the Cherry Tree 10 Miler, organized by my running club, the Prospect Park Track Club. I would call the weather “average”…cold, but not bitterly so as in some years. I wised up this time around, though, and took a car to the start line instead of getting up super early to ride the bus. Much less waiting time before the race!
I was coming into the race undertrained, which is typical for February, but started out pretty strong. Of the ten miles, I managed to hammer out about five that were a decent pace, but fell off after that. I finished in 1:52–not my slowest time ever, but certainly no where close to my PR! Ironically, I ran better in the beginning when Prospect Park’s roads were icy rather than later when they began to melt.
I always enjoy this race and this year was no exception. It’s on the top of my list of favorite races in NYC.