Sunday, January 1, 2012
A Race! Emerald Nuts Midnight Run 2012
8:46s | 4 miles | ~47°F
This morning, I ran(g) in the new year by running in the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run 2012 in Central Park. If you know the race, it’s a 4-miler that starts at the stroke of midnight on the new year. It’s a great experience, so fun, and I ran it with Elizabeth, her boyfriend Chris, and her sister Martha. It was Martha’s first race ever!
Here are my Garmin stats:
This is my first race, much less RUN, since the Philly Marathon in late November. I ran with my legs feeling slightly drained about 1.5 miles in! However, I felt generally good. I was running with or around Martha for most of the race, letting her set the pace. She was great! She’s a natural talent like her sister, having only taken to running very recently. We did 8:46s with a final mile at an 8:07 pace. Martha was a superior sprinter and took off before seeing the finish line as we rounded onto 72nd Street!
I was feeling soreness after the race, which is understandable but I was still a little surprised. Ah well! I look forward to getting running back into my life in the new year. Not there just yet!
Photos coming soon. Check my Photos page at the right.