Saturday, April 3, 2010

10K and a tune up

So today was my 10K race. Nancy and I joined the NY Road Runners and are going to do 9 races this year, plus volunteer at one. This gets us automatic entry into 2011's NYC Marathon. So even with the toe, I was finishing this race. Had a forced 3rd day off yesterday. I have been walking on the outside of my foot so as not to put pressure on the toe. I really had no expectations for today. The metric of success was to finish without injuring it more. Well, goal accomplished.

It was a beautiful day in NYC, and about 7800 people were there for the race. I went back to Nancy's corral as I didn't want to get passed all day. We started together then about 2 minutes in I decided to stop for a quick bathroom break as I didn't know how long I'd be out there. Once I started going, the toe hurt until about mile 4, then was fine or numb. First 3 miles were covered in 26:09 and the last 3.2 in 24:42 for a total time of 50:51. Finished 268 out 551 in my age group. Was fairly pleased that I averaged 7:41's for the last 3.2 miles without really pushing.

Planning on my 40K bike in the park tomorrow as I just had the bike tuned up and my bike handling skills need a ton of improvement.

Happy Easter!


  1. Very nice job negative splitting that race! Not bad for an injured guy. Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Way to go Dan! Your "injured time" is far better my PR. Better start training harder :)

  3. Cool, I also did a 40k bike-ride today (in the park). Were you there too?