5Ks are like candy to me. I can never get enough.
I ran another 5K yesterday. Coogan’s. Up in hilly Washington Heights. I ran it in 22:44. I forgot to start my watch…typical. So, I don’t have any splits or nitty gritty details like that for you. Sorry, buds.
The race felt fairly controlled for me. Its a hilly course and, as I came to quickly be reminded, very crowded (which made for passing people the whole time, a rather good feeling). It felt nice to feel fast (relative, people), yet in control. Each hill wasn’t “omg where is the top…someone throw me a hiking stick or an ice pick,” but, rather, “that’s all you got? what’s next?” I felt really strong and relaxed, even if maybe my time isn’t super remarkable.
I’m fairly sure “controlled” and “relaxed” isn’t how you’re supposed to race a 5K, so maybe I should’ve gone a little harder. Lessoned learned for next time.
The race is also really fun – there are lots of bands out and tons of Washington Height-ers cheering people on. Its a nice change from the usual Central Park routine. My personal favorite part of the course is when you come around the loop in Fort Tryon Park and see the river and our close neighbor, New Jersey.
So a little (well, not really with 5, 825 people) 5K with a lot of spirit – that’s Coogan’s. Run it next year if in NYC! Right, Lora?
Now, because I like to read blogs that tell me about new and/or interesting things to check out, here are some fun finds I’ve been digging lately.
1. The documentary “First Position” about aspiring professional ballet dancers was phenomenal. I rented it on iTunes.
2. I could not put “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn down…so much so that I was reading it on the kindle app of my phone while walking around NYC. Pick it up!
3b. Highly recommend FITiST to get a few bucks off boutique fitness classes and for easy booking of said classes.
TELL ME: COOL FINDS LATELY? FAVORITE READS? FUN RACES? GOOD MOVIES?
Until next time…