I am a New York runner, and I’ve run the New York Marathon once, and I’ll probably run it again. This means I’ve run a whole bunch of New York Road Runners races.
And they have a Fourth of July race! I’m going down the shore (but not Snooki style) with my mom on Thursday, but I’ll be around tomorrow. Ashley and I were chatting about the race, and trying to decide if we’d do it or not.
NYRR races are like a well-freaking-oiled machine, but there are only so many times I can run in the park without getting a little antsy. This race is on Roosevelt Island, that island between Manhattan and Queens.
I’ve never been there, so I convinced Ashley its novelty would be fun.
As for a race plan, I don’t know if it’s possible to PR again after PR-ing so recently–especially considering the race starts at 9, and it will be hot. I also don’t want to mess anything up so close to marathon training, and I was kinda sore after my last 10K.
What would you do? (And are you running a Fourth of July race–or have any other Fourth of July fitness plans?)