I apologize if you’ve seen this on Daily Mile or Facebook already. Just spreading the love.
Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. Official time 1:58:52.
No heads were lost during the running of this race. Though I did wish at times for a man on a black horse to come back and end the misery.
I’ll be honest. Was a little disappointed with this time. It’s over a minute slower than last year’s (1:57:07) and I figure I’m in much better shape this year. Definitely weigh less.
But I did stop to take a picture. And to use the bathroom in the first mile. And I ran a half marathon last weekend. And did a couple of decent workouts this week. And it was supposed to be a training run. So it’s all good.
And, hey, another 13 miles in the books.
It was a beautiful day for a run. Warm enough for shorts. And by warm enough I mean upper 30s, lower 40s. I did have gloves and hat. At those times, they felt like a little much, but never enough that I had to take them off.
Wish I would have had my heart-rate monitor on this one to see what the hills did to me. And even though the course was changed, the hills were just as bad. There was a good 350 feet of elevation gain between start and mile 5. And that little bastard of a trail hill — which I thought wasn’t on the course — they sneaked in there. Brooklyn Half will be easy compared to this.
1 9:52.9 <–Hills + lolly-gagging at the toilet and taking a picture.
2 8:36.6 <– Hills
3 9:12.0 <–Hills
4 9:11.2 <–Hills
5 8:57.0 <–Downhill stretch starts here
9 9:06.3 <–70 feet of elevation gain in less than a quarter mile.
12 9:17.6 <—There is a giant fucking hill right before mile 13. 65 feet or so in a quarter mile. Fuck you, end-of-race hill.