|[Good luck from my mama]|
Although my training runs took place in Central Park, this was the least strong part of my race. I also got my shot blocks stuck on tin foil so that must have been hilarious for people to watch me pick that off. As we neared 7th Ave (not 100% sure?) there were many more spectators. That is also the point where I did the complete opposite of what they said to do- speed up in the hype of Times Square. I kept looking for my friends but they were MIA.
Once we turned onto 42nd St there was a bit of wind. I grabbed a gel from the table because I could not handle getting the tin foil off a 3rd shot block. During the stretch down Times Square I felt pretty good- much better than at the start. We went up the West Side Highway for a little, where we ran INTO the wind, then turned around it was a straight shot down.
These last miles flew by and I felt super strong. When we got to Battery Park Tunnel (yes, no?) I thought we would just run through that and it was the end. I mean it looked like a long tunnel. So I used a lot of energy in there come to find out that was not in fact the end. But I did maintain my energy for the next few blocks.
Once I saw the finish line I sprinted over it. Since my watch was off the entire time and lost satellite in the tunnel, I didn't trust the time and since I started 45 minutes after the race began and I was in no position to do math, I was just happy I finished. It wasn't until Allie and Emma texted me a screenshot of the app and I checked my own app that I found up that I had an unexpected PR!!
Afterwards we headed to brunch where I ate all the food and drank off the mimosas. I'd say it was a pretty solid Sunday.
|[Brunchin' with some cool people]|