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Yonkers Half Marathon

Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:58 pm

I ran my hometown race for the first time yesterday. I grew up in Yonkers and Hastings-on-Hudson, the two towns the race goes through. The full marathon (second oldest in the country) does the notoriously hard course twice. Very close to zero crowd supports makes it that much tougher. With about 8 weeks until Philly, this was a hard training run to get a feel for how I'm doing. Despite the hills (Yonkers is called The City of Hills), and the warm temps (70 at the finish), I did pretty well. A modest PR at 1:43:06 gave me a fourth place AG finish out of 45 runners in the 50-59 age group. With a sub 3:30 needed to re-qualify for Boston (actually closer to 3:29 with how qualifying went this year), yesterday's race tells me I'm just about where I need to be eight weeks out.
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Post  ounce on Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:25 pm

That's GREAT, Seth!  Nice to read you're very much on track.  Any other races in the next couple of weeks?
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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:29 pm

@ounce wrote:That's GREAT, Seth!  Nice to read you're very much on track.  Any other races in the next couple of weeks?


Nah, I think that will be it until Philly, which is the end of November. I've got long runs of 18 and two 20's to get in before taper.
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Post  mountandog on Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:22 pm

Good run Seth.  I think this extra time is going to pay off for you!!
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Post  Seth Harrison on Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:35 pm

@mountandog wrote:Good run Seth.  I think this extra time is going to pay off for you!!
No question about it. September ended up being a great month of training, unlike July and August, when I just couldn't recover.
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Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:34 am

Nice AG result, Seth!
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Post  Michael Enright on Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:46 pm

Looks like your plan is coming together nicely - well done!
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Post  Seth Harrison on Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:13 pm

@Jim Lentz wrote:Nice AG result, Seth!

@Michael Enright wrote:Looks like your plan is coming together nicely - well done!
 Thanks guys!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:36 am

Woohoo, Seth!  I know those hills and they ain't no picnic - nice work!
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