From XC Captain Sue Pearsall:
From Sylvie Kimche of the 60+:
We did not have a W60+ team for the NYCM ( for that matter no W40+ or W50+ either). Only our intrepid Barbara toed the line.
Here are her comments, in her own words.
Regarding the marathon, I was pretty happy with the day. (*NB: her finishing time was 4:01:50). In retrospect, I wish I had run faster, but going into it I didn’t have great expectations so I should just be satisfied. I hadn’t trained well because my foot has been bothering me all summer, and because I had family in and out of the house and couldn’t find time/motivation to apply myself. The foot problem was worse the last two or three weeks so I kept changing my mind whether to run but at the last, decided I needed to follow through with what I set out to do and suffer the consequences. Which would appear to be a stress fracture (*NB: it is indeed a stress fracture…). Pace was fairly even, though I was perhaps a little too fast for the first 10k.
Then I pretty much settled down and for the first time in my life, took a Gu every 6 miles. Perhaps that helped because I didn’t feel a need to stop or walk, quite surprising for me on such a warm day. I came across my friend Margaret at mile 18; she wasn’t feeling good. For 3 or 4 miles I tried to help her out of her funk and get her going again but then I lost her and decided that perhaps I was annoying her more than helping, so carried on alone. Would have been delighted to come in under 4 hours, but that wasn’t to be.
Best part of the day was shaking hands with George Hirsch just across the finish line – thanks to my CPTC shirt. I felt very privileged to be greeted by this gentleman.
Despite not fielding a team for the NYCM, the W60+ team is still first in the overall standings for 2015. As long as we have a team for the last race, the Ted Corbitt 15k on Dec 12, we will cinch first place W60+ team for 2015!
Way to go team! 🙂