This may have been the perfect race!
The women’s race didn’t start until 10 a.m. I love that I didn’t have to set an alarm clock to get up for the this race. I woke up around 6:30 to eat breakfast which consisted of coffee and peanut butter toast. While I waited around for the Husband, I decided to snap a pre-race excitement photo.
My game plan for today was to pick up my packet at 9:00, check out the port-a-johns, jog for 20 minutes, and be in my corral by 9:45. Since the NYRR started using a corral system, it is a requirement that you be in your corral no later than 10 minutes before the race starts. If you don’t make it to your corral in time, you are sent to the last corral. I was concerned that my warm-up plan would be negatively effected by having to stand in place for 15 minutes, luckily it didn’t seem to matter today.
Five reasons I loved this race.
#1. A plethora of port-a-johns.
3. Bob Harper (another one of my fitness hero’s) was there to lead a pre-run stretch. I didn’t actually see him but the Husband snapped this photo of him with some random strangers.
4. Swag Bag
5. I met my goal of getting to keep my sacred spot in the corral system by beating my last 4 mile race time by 1:24!!. 🙂
You really can’t get much better than this… a PR, Kara and Bob! What a Day!
Good Luck if you are racing this weekend!