Run warm up/down 12:51  1.4 mi (9:11 / mi) +15m 8:53 / mi
7:00: Leave 121st and Morningside
7:09: D train, right on schedule, to 34th at 7:23
7:29: Q train
7:47: Prospect Park
Not bad! Cold morning, but warming up in a warm jacket helped. ITB felt okay, better once warmed up.
Run race 31:19  5.0 mi (6:16 / mi) +57m 6:03 / mi
Great race in NYC! Got enough sleep, got bibs in the AM with plenty of time, then a good warm up. My sister and myself had to worm our way to the start line, and did so, mostly, and the one major complaint was that the start was unseeded, so there were walkers on the start line on a narrow road. Come on guys, don't do this. We hopped in about 6 rows back, gun went off, and we ran smack in to the back of a walker.
Races need to take care of this before someone gets hurt.
Anyway, I went out pretty fast, going sub-6 for the first mile, but ITB conspired and I didn't push as hard as maybe I should have. Didn't help that I left my HRM in Boson so I couldn't quite tell how hard I was pushing and how hard I had left to push. So, fine, 6:20s or so; didn't make sub-30 minutes but there was a big hill and I'm injured, finished 20th of ~1000 men and not much more injured.
Then Jeremy and I waited for my sister. (He procrastinated and the race filled, learning a lesson; still, early-reg is $25 and you get a nice hat with a big pompom.) First woman came in at 32, second about 30 seconds later, and then I see a short person in my sister's singlet—holy shit my sister is third! So she finished, out of screaming range (but we were both pretty speechless) and they took her picture and gave her a pie which is too bad because she is GF and so basically I get more pie.
Great race, warm place to warm up at the end, well run mostly, 5m, so worth doing (like, not a 5k), beautiful course, and an easy subway ride. We got on the train with a pair of brother NESCAC CCers (or recently-graduated) who were 2-3, or as someone said "half the pies in the race are on this Q train."
Now, to eat all the food.