The course of the race was 3 loops on the broad-walk with 3 different distances which added up to 13.1 miles. I personally thought the start time was too late at 8am since it was already getting hot. The race wasn't as enjoyable due to the duration of exposure to the sun for the entire race and there wasn't any shades. It was pretty brutal, nonetheless, I fought through the mental game, refused to stop at any point and made it to the finish at 1:51:43 (no PR). I thought I was really going to pass out in the fiery heat! I was a bit disappointed with the time since I have been doing more interval training and distance running on the weekends, but I guess my body just can't beat the weather and the lack of sleep I had. All in all, I was happy to complete this race and had a chance to check out Far Rockaway (never been there before!) Lastly, great people at the race and very friendly organizer! They even included cookies and a banana muffin in the goodie bag along with a bright T-shirt! =)
Beautiful day at the beach!
The finish line