Thursday, September 18, 2008

5th Ave. Mile Race Anticipation

I'm excited. Doing the 5th Ave. Mile for the first time and I think it's going to be a fast race. I did a quick recon on the sidewalk along the course and the layout goes something like this:

Race course: 77th St. to 57th St.
Start to 74th - flat to slight down grade
74th to 70th - slight incline
70th to 69th - flat
69th to ~63rd - decline
63rd to 57th - flat

I did .89 miles of the course and finished at 5:56, which I'm guessing would lead to about a 6:10 - 6:15 finish. I'm excited because I felt like I was cruising along at about a 6:30 pace, and my max HR was only 172! I don't think there will be any "going easy" on this race. My plan is to go hard the first half and go balls out the rest of the way.

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