desiruns joined me at the start as he wanted to pace off me. I said that was fine because I would run my own race no matter. He wanted to use me to pace off of and see where he stood at this point. Anyway, the first mile was so crowded going down and up Harlem Hills....I ended up running a slow as molasses first mile....I think it was 8:05 (hard to get exact splits). I knew I was in trouble at this point to PR as I've already given up a precious 20 seconds of no fault of mine. Mile 2 I start to hit a bit more of a groove as I'm running with my teammate, HE and desiruns. I clock that one at 7:45 which is more like it. The rest of my splits as follows: Mile 3: 7:35/Mile 4: 7:47/ Mile 5: 7:48/Mile 6: 7:23/.2: 1:27. All in all a damn consistent race...and I honestly didn't feel that horrendous again. A good way to finish a break through year for me... I think 2006 will definitely help me break that 7:40 barrier...as it's more mental at this point.
After the race, I had the nycbloggers brunch over on the west side with Derek, nyflygirl, danny, and Brooklyn! It was pretty cool to finally meet so many of the people that I read about. It was definitely a good time and everyone was as nice as advertised:) As nyflygirl mentioned, I think it definitely would be a good time to do this again...we shared war stories from the race to the morals/ethics of being a lawyer (hahaha) to the rules of dating. All in the course of brunch. Awesome.
Update: Here's a from brunch today courtesy of danny!
So upon further review of my two 10K races...it gets even more eerie:
10K back in May: Official time: 48:28 Net time: 47:53
yesterday's race:Official time: 48:34 Net time: 47:53
Are you kidding me??? 6 seconds and I ran the same exact race...!