Weird fact: There are, like, no 5K races in NYC.
Related question: Why does NYRR hate 5Ks so much?
I mean, it’s just strange. The typical “short race” for NYRR is a 4-miler. There have been at least six so far this year. And 5Ks? One.
I guess I don’t mind running 4-milers, but I’m slightly annoyed…if I’m gonna do a short, balls-out race it would be nice if it were at least a universally-common distance that I could compare times to, past and future.
Anyway. This is grating on me because I’d really like to do a 5K or something this weekend and there are none. Seriously, no races in the city. There’s some 4-miler (of course) out on Staten Island and some stuff in New Jersey that would take two hours to get to, but nothing in NYC. Pooey.
If any NYCers have any insight here, I’d love to hear it!
Today’s EAT: I’ve made a version of these Eating Well crab cakes before, but tonight I made them as they were intended to be served: as burgers!
The plan was to serve the “burgers” with a nice salad on sandwich thins. But my salad got old and was nasty. So sadly, no crunchy green veggies with this meal. I sliced up a granny smith apple instead.
The crab cake burgers, however, were delicious. And the sweet potato fries were slightly burned and oddly floppy, but still tasty enough. It is hard to make sweet potato taste bad!
Today’s DRINK: Well, on the one hand, it’s a random Tuesday night and a sparkly pink wine might be just a bit much.
On the other hand, it was Lady Gaga night on Glee tonight. The idea of “a bit much” is all relative. We enjoyed our pink sparkly fabulousness!
Today’s RUN: Today was humid and gross, so I waited until dusk to run. And everyone else apparently had the same idea…the Hudson River greenway was bustling with runners, walkers, and children and adults on all forms of wheeled devices! Summer is fun.
Although it was track workout night with the club, I decided to give myself a little more recovery from Saturday’s half and just ran on my own instead. I went out on my 5-mile route, taking the first half pretty easy, until I was satisfied that my legs had come out of Brooklyn unscathed. I let myself pick it up a bit on the back half, for a mini-progression run.
2.5 miles – 21:35 – 8:38 pace
2.5 miles – 19:05 – 7:38 pace
Total – 5 miles – 40:40 – 8:08 pace
I am really thinking tomorrow might be a cross training day…it’s supposed to be 90* and rainy. Yuck!
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your favorite race distance? Mine is probably 5K. Which is why I am so irked at their scarcity here!