But it just so happened that this time everything fell into place. I got up nice and early and boarded the Staten Island Ferry to run the half marathon. It seemed like any other race, it was too early, I hadn't eaten enough, stretched enough or slept enough the night before. But the weather was nice and the race was starting. At this point I've been training pretty hard for a while now and the marathon is just a couple of weeks away. I started running and everything seemed to be falling right into place. I was running fast and it was feeling good. I was a tad worried that I was going too fast and couldn't keep up with myself for the entire race, but decided to just go with it. The race and the course continued to fly by. Before I knew it I was rounding the last corner. I could see the NYC skyline in the distance. I had a great race. It felt good. I ran really well. I ended up crossing the finish line at 1:28:16. I was 205th out of 5,798 people.
My fingers are crossed that the stars align in the exact same way the morning of the marathon.
Time: 8:30 am
Distance: 13 miles