Achievement unlocked: First race (like, ever) complete. The Eileen Dugan Memorial 5K yesterday was a total blast. Thanks to the BBP Conservancy for putting on such a fun little race!
The course took us through Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at Pier 6, around the Pier 5 fields, past the Pier 2 and 3-4 construction areas, along the Pier 1 park path, then around Jane’s Carousel, where we doubled back to Pier 6. Super flat, super easy.
The weather was in the 30s and windy - I definitely did not enjoy the thirty jacket-less minutes waiting for the starting gun to go off. Just look at my starting line selfie.
The night before the race I dreamed that I came in dead last… I guess that’s the runner’s equivalent of dreaming you went to school naked? Good news! I definitely didn’t come in last. I finished well under my goal of 30 minutes, and I’m really proud of myself for pacing effectively. Go me! *toot toot* Note to self: don’t forget to hit “stop” on RunKeeper after crossing the finish line - that 19:21 split is heinous.
One of my favorite things about running the Dugan yesterday was seeing the very diverse crowd that turned out, from the crazy sprinters (15:39!), to the 10-year old kids, to the inspirational folks that chugged along at the back of the pack. So awesome.
40 days left until the Brooklyn Half!