The NYC Half Marathon has come and gone. It was an amazing race with Mo Farah, Portland, Oregon taking 1st in 1 hour. There were about 450 women that were age 50+ with Jean Pare age 50 running 1:25 – WOW! The largest age group of the 10,000 runners was 25 – 29 @ 2092. Women outnumbered the men by 674 or 7%. To gain entry to the race, NYRR holds a lottery. This race is a warm-up to the NYC Marathon and both are for serious runners. Also, if you thought you are too old to run, think about this: 77-year-old Ginette Bedard ran the 13.1 miles in 2:07. The last to finish the race ran a time of 3:26 age 35.
As for me, I was really tired still Sunday but attributed part of that to the cold I’m fighting. I am beginning to recover from that and muscles feel fine. Ready to move forward with the final leg of my training.