Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bed-Stuy 10K

I ran the Bed-Stuy 10K this morning, a nice small race by NYC standards with just a few hundred runners and walkers. It was so small that we got lost on the course and made about an 11K... They had a police escort for the leaders, but then there was a big gap between them and the second group of runners which I was following. We lost sight of the leaders about 2.5 miles in and then missed a turn and added about 1/2 a mile to the overall distance. After looping back in the general direction of the course, we finally ran into it and got back on track. I was running with a PPTC teammate in sight and knew that before we got off course we were the top two women, so when we started passing women when we got back on course, I started wondered if we'd be able to make up enough to get back into 1/2 positions. We did, fortunately I recognized the women we saw up front at the beginning and I just coasted through to the end. It was a fun race, regardless of the course confusion, I was just glad I was doing this one for fun and not trying to set a PR - There were a few guys who made the wrong turn that weren't too happy about it... and rightfully so.

It was nice to do something local, without the long commute that usually goes along with the big NYRR races. Also, its fun to be competitive in these smaller races, overall it was lots of fun and I'm definitely glad I did it.

Race: 6.7 mi / 45:42
Total: 10.85 mi / 83 min