When you read this I will probably be on a bus to Staten Island getting ready to run my first marathon! I am excited an nervous beyond belief, but I trained for this and know no matter what I will finish!
The weather is expected to be cold and windy, like really windy, like 30-40mph winds facing us for about 80% of the race. It is not until the last 4 or 5 miles would should have some relief, on the bright side the wind should push us all right to the finish line. You never know what you are going to get marathon day and that is why it is good to train in all types of weather conditions. I am actually thankful that my 20 mile training run ended up being is very windy conditions because I am now somewhat prepared for tomorrow.
Here is my race outfit and bib # if you want to track me:
I have no goals for this race except to finish. Based on my training times I should finish between 4:45 and 5 hours, but with the high winds who knows. All I know for sure is that I am ready to get my New York on and run this amazing race!
Good Luck to everyone running New York today!!! Say hi if you see me, I will need all the support I can get!!! May the wind carry us all to the finish line!