It was my friend Zahava's first NYRR race, and after taking it easy for the first three miles, we sped up to complete an under 9 minute last mile. I think that someday I will get her to join the cult. Hmmm....
The next weekend, I did the Joe Kleinerman 10K, which used to take place in December. Honestly, I wasn't even going to sign up for this race, but peer pressure can be a tough thing to resist (thanks Rachel!) She wanted me to pace her, and I happily agreed.
You can read her account here - although we did not get her "A" goal of under 55 minutes, she earned a new 10K PR, and I'm very proud of her for it. She was on pace for the first three miles though, and considering she was just recovering from a marathon induced injury, the signs are very promising for not only a sub-55 minute 10k, but a sub-2 hour half as well.
As usual, I got some "flattering" pictures from Brightroom, that is if you think napping, pissed off, and tired are attractive.
Training for the New York City Half is going well, but I have been slacking off slightly on quality for various reasons. I had shin pains and I was under the weather this week, but hopefully next week I'll be back on target completely. At least I'm hitting my target mileage at any rate - I have lots of firsts to look forward to, such as my first 15 and 16 mile runs.
Next up: The Manhattan Half, assuming it's not cancelled due to the impending snow storm. We'll see what happens.