Yesterday, May 21, I finished my third half marathon. With over 27,000 finishers, the Airbnb BK Half is the biggest half marathon in the US– it’s so popular that registration for spots sold out in 52 minutes this year. For me, this was a high-energy, fun, yet very painful one. Let’s get into, shall we?
Another NYRR race is in the books! This weekend I ran the Al Gordon 4 Mile Classic in Prospect Park, which is a big park about a mile and half away from my apartment in Brooklyn. No PR, but I learned something important about myself, the weather was beautiful, and I got an awesome scarf … More The Short Distance Race Paradox: Al Gordon 4M Race Recap
Yesterday I kicked off 2016 with my first 10K, the NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K. It also happened to be my first race in NYC. I PR-ed (by default) with a time of 50:42, which is an average pace of 8:03 min/mile. There were 5,222 total participants, 2433 of them women. I ended up coming in 23rd in my … More Joe Kleinerman 10K Race Recap
I have now officially raced in two half marathons. Woohoo! The event was organized by Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization that uses running to help the homeless gain independence as its dedicated members get access to training, employment, and housing resources. I was pretty nervous about running this race, since my right knee … More Recap: Back On My Feet Half Marathon
I did it. I completed my first half marathon, and accomplished my goal of finishing under two hours. It wasn’t a seamlessly perfect experience, however, and I learned a lot from this race.