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  • 13 miles
  • 01:58 time
  • 08:52 pace
  • 1719 calories
  • 1072 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
alright Staten Island Half Marathon 13.32 mi 01:58 08:52 pace

New rule - In the day prior to a distance race, the number of hours sleep I get will be higher than the number of alcoholic beverages I consume.

Yesterday was a long day - I was up early to get to the RU game, then raced back to NYC for a party and then went to the bar for the Miami game. Had a few drinks throughout the day and was planning on taking it easy in the evening... but the friends I was with knew the bartender and shots of jameson were not optional. Oh well.

Woke up early to take the ferry and was not feeling ready. I needed a few more hours of sleep. Fortunately, I ran into my old friend Khartoon at the ferry, along with her brother. We ended up running the full race together - Toon had been at Jay-Z last night and was tired as well, PLUS they were tacking 7 miles after the race so they had to pace themselves too. We started a fashionable 9 minutes after gun time – whoops!

We decided to have fun since we were so out of it. Danced around (while running, quite the sight), joked the whole time. I busted out my iphone to blast Survivor to help everyone around me get up the big hill in the race. Though I felt like death, we had a blast.

I have been doing my long runs at 9:30 pace but wanted to do this at marathon pace (8:45). Didn't happen, though the first mile was a 10:08 or so and I did have enough in the tank to sprint at the end.

Slowed down for my friends to use the bathroom and hydrate - and I took a bathroom stop at some point as well which is not included in the time above.

Most importantly - I used UCAN today for the full race (with a banana and Nuun throughout run) and didn't need a single gel!

1:59:29 - 9:08 pace

  • Paula K.
    Paula K.

    NICE! - I guess it's an "ugh" for you but I think it rocks. I had been telling a friend I need to do a five-borough-sampling next time I come to the City and he said "what's to do on Staten Island?" (I know, I know there's lots). This would be a good thing!

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  • Sugarmagnolia

    sounds like a good rule, lol!

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Ara

    Wow! Great pace!!!

    over 5 years ago Like