Marathon Week Kickoff

I just finished the Poland Spring Marathon Week Kickoff 5 mile race in Central Park.  It is a great race because the finish line is the exact finish line of the ING New York City Marathon which will take place one week from today.  This race allows you to have the chance to see what it will feel like to run those last few miles and cross the finish line of the marathon.  Obviously 5 miles does not compare to the 26.2 miles that they will be running next week, but it is still a great run.  Since it kicks off the events of Marathon week here in NYC, everyone had so much energy and it was a great race.  I would really like to run the Marathon in 2010 or in 2011.  I think that it would be such an amazing experience.  I certainly have a long way to go to complete my triathlon first and then to move on to training for a marathon.  Especially since the race today was not my best performance.  I haven’t gotten my official time, yet, but I did about a 10 min/mile pace.   I hit snooze a couple times this morning and didn’t have a chance to eat anything before the run.  I always feel like it is much harder for me if I don’t fuel up before the race.  I was also running late and ended up taking a cab to 72nd & Central Park West, so I wouldn’t be late for the race.  Luckily I was in a particularly social mood this morning and struck up a conversation with another runner and shared a cab with her.  We even decided to stop the cab and give another runner we passed a ride, too.  It was such an interesting morning.  I think I just found 2 new running partners since we all live in the same neighborhood and run roughly the same pace.  

I’m volunteering next Sunday at the ING NYC Marathon passing out food at the finish line.  I’m so excited to be a part of such a great day.  Today was inpirational, but next week it will so amazing to see everyone cross the finish line.

NYC Marathoners as they cross the Verrazano Bridge connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn

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One Response to “Marathon Week Kickoff”

  1. Thank’s in advance for you help next week!

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