My next race is the fitness Mind, Body, Spirit 4 miler on Saturday morning. I’m using this as a speed race to see if I can get down below 8:15 per mile, and hopefully down to 8 min per mile. Will be tough, but is possible. The course will help. Up the East Side from 68th St and then down the West Side. Cat Hill will be in mile 1, no Harlem Hill, and the last mile will be downhill – perfect!
The last time I ran this race was 2004 – check out one of the pictures. On that date, there was a deluge of rain in the hour before the race, completely flooding everything in the bandshell / 72nd St transverse area. I had never seen flooding like that in the park before. The rain stopped before the race started, but the damage was done as everyone was totally waterlogged.
Forecast for this Saturday? Rain, rain and more rain. We are supposed to get the remnants of Hurricane Hannah on Saturday, so this is shaping up to be lots of fun…
|Rain likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph…diminishing to around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.|
|Rain with a chance of thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times. Windy and humid with highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph…becoming east 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.|