4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Back on the horse with a little 4 miler

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Feeling much better after being sick all week.  Still a little on the congested side, but running is good for loosening up, and getting out, all that extra congestion.  Since it was my first activity in a week, I decided to run my simple 4 mile run to the end of East River Park and back.  I went after 7pm, so the park was not all that crowded.  The weather was great.  The run was definitely tough, my legs felt very heavy.  First 2 miles was done in 18:11 and the return miles in 18:04.  Normally I get a pretty strong negative split on this run, so this is a sign that I was not running on all cylinders today.  After the long layoff, not complaining.

Most interesting part of the run was passing a bunch of people that had “Shore Walkers” race numbers pinned to their back.  I probably passed about 15 of them in East River Park.  The bib also said “Great Saunter 2009”.  The people that I passed definitely looked to be pretty well spent.  Well, turns out that the Great Saunter 2009 is a 32 mile walk around the perimeter of Manhattan, starting at 7:30am.  The end of the walk was South Street Seaport, so these people still had 1-2 miles to go at 8pm when I passed them by.  I definitely tip my hat to them.  Way to go!  I’ve never heard of the Shore Walkers, but it looks like a very well organized group, with multiple walks occurring every weekend.  Maybe will need to check them out sometime.


Written by SCL

May 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm

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  1. […] 4, 2009 Following my pitiful miles covered in April, and my so-so run on Saturday, I made it a point to continue getting work in in on Sunday and Monday, even though it turned out […]

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