Sunday, November 28, 2010

Solid Run in Central Park

I had a great run this morning in Central Park. The 40 degrees and sunny temps made this ideal running weather. I mostly had the park to myself this morning! Is everyone still away?

I am racing a 10K in 7 days in Central Park, so this morning's 10 miler in Central Park was the last long run leading up the race, and also more course recon. I have ran around that park so many times, but I rarely visit the top of the park where the good hills are. It is always a good reminder how that one hill going counter clockwise up towards Harlem can really bite you. I did the top loop 3 times to reacquaint myself with that hill. I felt the best and fastest towards the top, so the amount of running that I have put in over the past 5-6 weeks is really starting to pay off. I am feeling more and more myself again!

Here is this morning's run:



I was proud of my splits. I stayed pretty consistent.
10 miles in 1:20:00 (flat!) for an 8:00 min/mile pace:
Mile 1: 7:59
Mile 2: 8:06
Mile 3: 8:05
Mile 4: 7:59
Mile 5: 7:53
Mile 6: 7:54
Mile 7: 8:19
Mile 8: 7:59
Mile 9: 7:44
Mile 10: 8:01

My current stand alone 10K PR is 47:22 for a 7:38 pace that I set just over a year ago. I think with the "Herd" effect from these Central Park NYRR races, that I am hoping to set a new PR next Sunday.

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and you were able to get outside for a Turkey Trot or long run to burn off those excess calories!

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE running in C.P.! And yes, that hill's a bear. Years ago I did a 100k inline skate race there...that's 10 times up that stupid hill. Ouch!

    Good luck next weekend!

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  2. Great run!! It says you were cycling though..lol! Good Luck next weekend!

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  3. Central Park is a great great place to run. Hills, flats, long and views. Great job.

    I met a guy today at breakfast who worked down on 50th and Lexington and just moved to Dallas. We talked about Smith & Wolly's right there.

    Hope the temps stay great for you for a long time up there.

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  4. Nice job on your run! I tackled some hills on my run this weekend too!

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  5. Great run, sounds like an awesome time!

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  6. Awesome run! You totally have a PR in you! :)

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  7. Nice pace Jon! No doubt a new PR is on your future. You weather is better than ours right now? WTH?

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  8. Hi little bro,
    Wow, you ran 10 miles in Central Park and basically had the entire park to yourself! Lucky you:) Nice job on the run with great splits! I bet that you PR at your upcoming 10 K...good luck to you!

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  9. Wow, nice splits on tough hills - you're definitely on your way to a PR!

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  10. JEALOUS you get to run in CP! Already missing my Dec. NY trip

    Nice Run!

    D

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  11. Holy cow! We so should have run together!

    I was inspired by your FB post about your run and ended up doing 10 miles of my own on Saturday morning. And get this. 1:20:00 flat!

    Great run and thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Nice run!! I wish I can run that fast, one year, maybe

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  13. I didn't get a phone call!! Good thing too, I wouldn't have been able to keep up. If you run it clockwise there are two hills!!!

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