Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Milestone Day!

This morning I ran the NYRR Run for Central Park 4 Mile race.  The race start was at 8AM, so woke up early around 4:45AM.  This morning was a BEAUTIFUL morning for a run, cool and no humidity!

CPC Tent
When we got to the race, we met up with my friend Amy who was volunteering at this race.

Amy and Me
Also met a few other people before the race including these folks who were looking ready for a great race!

Last time I ran this course, I finished in 56:42 with a 14:10 pace.  My goal for this race was under 55:00 with a sub 14:00 pace.

The following were my splits as per my Nike GPS

Mile 1 - 13:11
Mile 2 - 13:04
Mile 3 - 14:19
Mile 4 - 13:30

Official Finish time 54:45, almost a 2 Minute PR with a pace of 13:42!! Wooohooooo!!!!

Here I am coming into the finish, as well as a video shot by Amy as she was cheering me on!

Then after we got home, I went to go for my weekly weigh-in at Weight Watchers and I lost another 3.2 lbs!  Ive now lost a total of 202 lbs!!!!!

My Weight Watchers Charms

Screenshot from my online tracker
Certainly a milestone day!!!!!


  1. Congratulations on your milestones today!!!! Very impressive!

  2. You are a force to be reckoned with!! Congrats!!

  3. Congrats on everything, Gary! I'm the guy in the green shirt with the bachelorette bitties! It was such an awesome day!

  4. Mahalo Gary for taking the time to participate in the interview. I have included the URL so your readers could see what you had to say and to give you all a heads up on my upcoming giveaway of a fitbook (or two). These are really cool!

  5. Wow, congrats!!! Just found your site. This is really awesome, keep up the amazing work. Very inspirational!!!

  6. Gosh, that's brilliant - go you! I started c25k a few weeks ago, and am loving it. I also have my sights set on a marathon (in 2013), and I have to say that I find you inspiring! Keep up the great work!

  7. Sweet! That's a lot of charms. ;) Congrats on your milestone, and "Pshaw!" at their little pre-programmed default warning. Onward!
    -RWOL Kix