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!




video

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!!!!!











9 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

    http://lifeasarunningmom.blogspot.com/2011/07/ordinary-people-extraordinary-things.html

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

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  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!

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

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