This race was part of the Hot Chocolate Winter Series at NYCRuns and happened on December 21st, 2014. It’s pretty spiffy. You run and then get a mug. This mug was pretty doofy, but I liked the race a lot. The course was beautiful even though the day itself was butts cold, and did I mention the extremely silly mug? Seriously, its design was just embarrassing:
Anyway, the race took place on Roosevelt Island, and as I mentioned, it was so cold. I got there a little early and hid in the subway station until I couldn’t take it anymore, then I hid in the CVS next to the race start. While I walked to the starting line, I took my before photo.
The course was around the top half of the island, and was extremely lovely to run. There weren’t many runners, but that was okay. I stuck with the same crowd for most of the race. At one point, at the north end of the island, I passed the lighthouse and got so excited I took a photo while running.
Nick was running late, and somehow managed to magically appear right at the end of the race. It was pretty convenient. I needed to see a friendly face to keep going. I kept on running until the end, and finished just as the 10k was starting. No pressure or anything. As Nick and I walked to the car in the unimaginably cold wind, we snapped a photo where I tried to not look creepy and failed.
Total Distance: 3.24 mi
Total Time: 40:09 min
Pace: 12:23 min/mi (14 seconds faster than last time!!)