NYC Marathon – A Windy Sufferfest

From Colorado’s 9News:  http://www.9news.com/sports/article/363212/295/Colorado-runner-1st-among-US-women-at-NYC-Marathon

 

Dear blog, we apologize for ignoring thee.  We promise to post more.  Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the NYC Marathon!

Boy oh boy was it a windy one.  We are happy to announce that Adriana was able to grunt it out and finish as top American and 13 place overall.  It was about 5-7 minutes slower then where she wanted to be – but on a day like this, you pretty much have to throw out any sort of time goal out the window.

The race started out with two Ethiopians blazing out from the start – and they led most of the way in front.  Although they ended up getting caught, it was a solid effort.  Adriana tucked in with the rest of the pack and held on until about the 14th mile, when she dropped back a little.  It was pretty much a solo effort from 14 to the 26.2 mile finish.  A tough day in the wind.

Overall, the trip was very memorable.  Mostly due to the fact that it was a redemption year from getting canceled last year and from the Boston Marathon bombings.  The security was doubled this year from other years; I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many police in one place before.  There were literally hundreds on every major street near the finish.

It was such an honor to take part in this years NYC Marathon.  And it was so great seeing the friends and familiar faces that take part in all the major road races.  I am in awe of the NYRR for their ability to pull off a flawless event.

Also great seeing Mike Conforti & the Sneaker Factory/Kind Runner crew at the expo representing ROLL Recovery!