11031 total / 1580 in 2015

More miles on the road, the bike and in the water. To get faster, stay healthy, and be balanced. To motivate others around me to get moving.

Ben Waldman ran: New rule - In the day...

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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!

    about 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Sugarmagnolia

    sounds like a good rule, lol!

    about 3 years ago Like

  • Ara

    Wow! Great pace!!!

    about 3 years ago Like