Yesterday I ran the Brooklyn Half, and as expected I ran a slow time but I am kind of happy with what I did. I knew I was not in shape to race so I wanted to just see how I felt in the first few miles, and try to have what would essentially be an uptempo distance workout, and I was able to do that pretty effectively. I was never really pushing too hard so my legs feel decent today.
The race itself was super annoying for the first 7 miles or so. We had to wake up at 5am to get there and it was super crowded. The congestion was so bad for the first 7 miles and I had to completely crash down my stride like 10 times because I got stuck behind people who were going realllllllllllly slow. Also, considering that the course is in a cool city, you see absolutely none of the city. You’re in a park for the first half, and running down a highway for the 2nd half until you’re in Coney Island, with 30,000 other people. I don’t think I’m running this race again..
My 5k splits were:
I averaged 8:29 splits and it felt fine. My legs felt ok Sunday and I did a 7 mile jog that went fine. Today, for some reason, my left knee was bothering me all day so I took some rest, and I’m jumping back into the fire tomorrow and apparently not taking any rest until July. Alright, see ya!