Monday, October 09, 2006

half marathon in 2 hours and 1 minute...

Yesterday I ran the Westchester half marathon. The race began at the County Center. Over 1100 runners ran in the marathon, half marathon or quarter marathon. We ran on the Bronx River Parkway to Tuckahoe and back - 13.1 miles. My time was 2 hours, 1 minute and 16 seconds. The NY Journal News published the times of all the runners in today's issue. A few hundred people ran ahead of me. A few hundred people ran behind me. I was somewhere in the middle. For me this was a big accomplishment. I never considered myself an athlete --and just started running a few years ago.
Next month I will be running in the NY Marathon. It's the first time I'll ever try running 26+ miles -- I hope it's flatter than the Westchester marathon! And, hope I won't feel as stiff and tired as I did yesterday afternoon.
Hat's off to the county Parks & Recreation Dept for sponsoring another great county event.


Paul Feiner said...

forgot to say that my brother in law Michael Trenk came in 8th place in the marathon yesterday. Congratulations Mike! PAUL

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