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Emerald Nuts Midnight Run - Run4 Mile

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New York, New York
United States
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Pre-race routine:

Before the race, we went to my sister's ny eve party and could not resist eating the treats - cheese dip, pepperoni, etc.

Every parking garage in the Central park area was full, and we somehow found a parking space right on central park on the street. We were waiting in line for the portopoddy and were told they were for elite athletes (How did they know we werent elite? - I guess it is my xxl shirt) I almost told them i was an elite fisherman. Found the commoners portopoddy and used it. Got in the race line about 10 minutes prior to the race start.
  • 50m
  • 4 miles
  • 12m 30s  min/mile

It took us 6 minutes to get to the start line, then it took another .5 mile to get the pace up and pass the walkers, scooters, dog walkers, etc. After that i was able to go at a pace i felt comfortable. When i looked at the garmin, it was telling me 10 min mile - way too fast. I pulled up a little and made it about 2.72 miles before i decided to walk because i could walk the hill as fast as i could run it. There were many revelers and spectators cheering us on - It was very inspiring. The pepperoni wasx constantly present, but it was a fun run, so that's what i did - had fun!
What would you do differently?:

I would not have eaten treats before the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the car and got in and left nyc as soon as possible

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As always - training

Last updated: 2006-11-22 12:00 AM
00:50:00 | 04 miles | 12m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 4 mile loop in central park. Some hills, and closed off streets.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-01-01 8:28 AM

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Estero, FL
Subject: Emerald Nuts Midnight Run

2007-01-01 9:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Emerald Nuts Midnight Run

Great way to bring in the New Year - congrats! 


2007-01-01 9:28 AM
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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
Nice job racing on a belly full of pepperoni!!  Isn't it awesome that you actually raced on New Years Eve!!  It's probably the only day of year I'd go into Central Park after dark! Nice run.
2007-01-01 4:33 PM
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Simpsonville, SC
Subject: RE: Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
You are a hoss! 4 miles of pavement pounding fueled by pepperoni! Good job! You brought the new year in with style!

2007-01-01 4:50 PM
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Brooklyn, NY
Subject: RE: Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
Great job ringing in the New Year!  And on a stomach full of pepperoni and other party treats.  Nice.
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