It’s a journey of Metro trains, Subways, the fast walks, populous..and Rain…reached to Expo to collect the bib. Bib number, and T-Shirt collected
Fulton St – hop into subway and met couple telugites..Srini, and Vittal…20 mins of chat..talked about all prep,..this is their first half..
Bags checked in…gentlemen asked me to took of everything from bag since it has to fit into their bags…Mac, couple days cloths…nothing persuasion worked…just did what asked
Security everywhere …start line everyone should go through metal detectors…you got to give your self ample time if you are running a race in NY
Joining 17,500 runners amazing ..this is RnR inaugural in Brooklyn..here is the welcome speech…about Brooklyn, terrain, and prospect park (built by same people who built Central Prk)
The run got delayed by 30 minutes due to all runners got to be screened and people are lined up in the actual course road….it is cold, little wind, and standing for the first ace to start ….agh ..my mind says come on guys ..let me start running to get the heat
Finally race started …1st mile 9minutes sub …felt little bit odd as always I start fast..but not judging anything while running..second mile got into 8minute sub…what’s next I was thinking that just get one more under 9 to push my self to ready for next 5k…water break..yes got it…next 3 miles was just flying …enjoyed it..7th mile started thinking about Megha…and praying God that I got tofinish under 2hrs just for Megha…pushed couple more under 9 minute miles…felt very emotional during 9 and 10…11th mile bridge …not even stopped …just running…1:36:10 …I know now..I’m correctly positioned to finish under 2