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NYRR Japan Run 4M 2017

After a cold, rainy Saturday, we woke up early Sunday morning to a slightly chilly, cloudy Mother’s Day morning. Andrea and I headed down to Central Park to start our day with a loop around Central Park for the annual Japan Day run for New York Road Runners.

We got to the corral with moments to spare after catching up with Jocelyn and Jaclyn, and didn’t wait long before we were off to begin our run. Starting out at 68th Street, we quickly passed the 72nd street transverse and headed up cat hill. The famous statue was upon our left side before we had gotten very far and passed 85th street for the first mile marker. Without stopping we continued up the east side until we got to the 102nd street transverse and turned left. The second mile marker was in the middle of the transverse as we headed west until we turned left and headed south. Straight down the west side to 72nd street and turning left onto the transverse to complete our four mile course around Central Park for an athletic way to kick off our Mother’s Day Sunday.

It was slightly chilly and very humid, but it felt good to get out and run (regardless of how much I would have preferred to stay in bed), and I was able to finish the Japan Run in 36:17. With it completed, I have one more race in May – the Brooklyn Half Marathon.

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