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Wall Street Run (formerly known as the Downtown Dash)

Wall Street Run (formerly known as the Downtown Dash)

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Tuesday night I ran the Wall Street Run.  A 3 mile run through the narrow streets of the Financial District.  My gameplan?  Again, just run and see what happens.  I had been in Chicago the week before and had put a huge 9 mile week on the board.  Oy vey.  My day was hectic and not the best of days so this run is just what the doctor ordered. 

The start was by the World Financial Center with thousands of others ready to tackle the narrow, pothole, slick streets.  I got as far as I could up front but still managed to be stuck behind walkers!  As I started running, I remember looking around and thinking "wow, this is really cool."  We ran by the WTC site, Wall Street, FRB-NY, amongst other heavy hitters for our American economy.  As you can see from my Garmin, it went a bit nuts.  At least it didn't have me running in the water.  I've had that happen before.  However, rest assured I didn't run onto the FDR Drive.

I felt pretty good during the race and passed RK and flygirl along the way.  I even ran into an old TRD teammate, Marco.

My splits?  Your guess is as good as mine as the mileage from my watch said I had run 3.42 miles which is completely wrong.  It was a 3 mile race.  My time came to 22:13 (my watch said 20;06 which I knew was wrong!), or a 7:24 pace.  Not too bad.  I had to slow on the turns big time otherwise there would have been a down goes uptowngirl going on.

After the race, I headed to a local watering hole for some liquid refreshment.  Good time had by all and I think I'll make sure to include this run next year.  It's really a lot of fun to run around the streets down there.  It kind of reminded me like a scene from Pamplona and running with the bulls, only this time it was people!

140 days til Chicago!  Official training starts June 9th.  I'm bringing the Pfitzinger book to my parents with me to start studying the plan.  I signed up for the Philly Distance Run on September 21st.  I also signed up for the 5:30AM (yes, AM!) race on June 4th.  Needless to say, I may be dragging at work a bit that day.
  • Congrats on a good race!

    (Anonymous)
    Congrats on finishing your race and doing well - even without the miles the last week.

    Only 140 days until Chicago? I have many friends running it again - it seems like it was just here. :}

    Best of luck in your next race!

    Amy
    www.runnerslounge.com
    blog.runnerslounge.com
  • I remember the Downtown Dash!! I did it in 2004...the only year I can remember that they had both the Downtown Dash and the Wall Street Run (the latter one in the fall) I guess as long as you have no time expectations, running downtown is fun.

    BTW-still no video...
  • I'm running Chicago too!

    Hi there. Came across your blog today via Pigtails Flying. I'm running Chicago later this year as well and it will be my first marathon. I'm blogging about my running (and other stuff) at http://aweber9.blogspot.com.
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