On Sunday, I ran the New York City Marathon. I’d been training hard for it with lots of intervals, strength training, and long runs, and was aiming for a PR. The course was pretty tough, and the hills at the end set me back a few minutes – I finished in 3:42. Not what I was hoping for, but I’m proud of my overall effort during the race.
The best part of the weekend wasn’t the actual race – it was seeing my friends on the course, meeting Will at the finish line, and knowing that several of my other friends were also out there pushing hard.
Here are some photos from the race weekend.
Picking up bibs at the expo
Mini Wharton reunion on the day before the race – there are four runners in this photo!
Taking the ferry to Staten Island with Christina on the day of the race
Feeling strong at the start
Running through Central Park
Crossing the finish line, 3 hours and 42 minutes later
I found a really fast runner – look how low her bib number is! My friend Jessie from Wharton, who used to work for NYRR, got to start with the elite athletes
And look who was waiting at the finish line