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Theo Shybut, Jesse Salazar, Jeffrey Donenfeld before running the 2007 Bronx Half Marathon

Bronx Half Marathon 2007

Theo Shybut, Jesse Salazar, Jeffrey Donenfeld before running the 2007 Bronx Half Marathon
Theo Shybut, Jesse Salazar, Jeffrey Donenfeld before running the 2007 Bronx Half Marathon

Sunday morning,
6am: Wake up, after 4 hours of sleep
6:15: Get in cab, cab over to east village. Outside temperature 10 degrees F. Theo tried to stop for starbucks, but they were still closed.
6:30: Get in cab with Jesse and Theo, take $50 cab ride up to the middle of the Bronx. Finished my bottle of water, realized I forgot to eat breakfast.
7:15: Dash over the the registration booth and do a last minute registration for the race. This time i actually prepared and wrote my NYRR member number on my Nike+ shoe sensor, so i could actually properly register this time.
7:45: Start to do some pre-race prep, mainly discussing how incredibly cold it is, and considering perhaps just ditching the race and going to Denny’s for the lumberjack slam.
7:55: Line up in the starting area.. we initially got in around the 7minute/mile area, but Theo kept wanting to move up to the front.
8:00: Race starts, temperature 15 degrees F.. its freaking cold, and we didn’t bother to warm up or stretch, so we’re basically running 13.1 miles from a standstill
9:55: I finish the race.. not really pushing it there, but got a good sweat. The grand concourse in the bronx at mile 6 was freezing, and then again at mile 11 it got really cold in the shade.. my legs began to freeze up. Theo ran the race fast, and jetted off directly afterwards. Jesse and I went to the gym and sat in the hot tub for a bit before getting on with the day.
Good race, despite the bitter freezing cold.. its always fun to do stuff like that, a character building experience.

 

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