Sunday, May 4, 2008
Photos from Brooklyn 1/2 marathon -May 3, 2008
Thanks to Pat for driving us, Rob, Frank and I got dropped off at chilly Coney Island
where the Brooklyn 1/2 started -it was cold and blustery at the start and we saw all the mens' Taconic team members and Lee, Cathy and Deb at the start --my only goal was to run below an 8 minute pace --it was completely uncharted territory to 'race' as I had onlybeen doing slow distance --Frank started out quickly and Rob caught up with me -I was laboring at a 7:30 pace. BUT did start t get into a rythnm and feel better and kept telling myself -just stay at 7:20s --it's only 9 more miles!!! and I really pushed it at the end as I knew NYRRC Prez. Mary Wittenberg was right behind me!
I just love this course, except for the headwind on Ocean Parkway, and the one long hill in Prospect Park-- I ended up finishing in 1:35 and our team came in 6th in ladies' 40s with Lee and Cathy (both over 50 scoring)...Frank came in a few minutes behind and then Rob --running in his first Brooklyn 1/2 --no Don this year.
I wish Frank and/or I had taken some photos of Prospect Park and coney island -