on the road to new york
The Buffalo Half Marathon now in the books, not my best run but will take it, finished in 1:18:00 even – saw the clock ticking towards 1:18 as I neared the finish line, tried to put on the jets and thought I might’ve got under but not quite – 2nd masters finisher, 1st in the 50-54 age group. Won some beer money with a couple hundred bucks. A warm up plus a 4 miler afterwards added up to an 18 mile day.
Never felt comfortable during the race, didn’t slept well last night and didn’t feel rested enough. The legs were tight and fatigued throughout, and never loosened up as they normally do during a race. Can’t complain about the temps, they were ideal. Might still be recovering from last month’s marathon.
Any way, not bad for a first race since then. Some speed work should get the legs going faster the next couple months before actual training for New York starts.