Sunday, December 17, 2006

Hot Chocolate 10 miler - the race that I never got to run

I had planned my Christmas trip to NY so that I would make it in time to run the Hot Chocolate 15k (they later changed the distance to 10 miles) in Central park on Saturday (12/16). On Thursday night Western Washington experienced the strongest winds in a decade (40-70 mph). This knocked down power for most of the region including the airport. I had a direct flight to JFK. After making me wait for 7 hours in the airport my flight got cancelled! I had to take a flight to Salt Lake City, UT in the night. I spent the night in the airport (where they were promoting the tourism in UT - the St George marathon sure looks like a promising proposition).

I finally reached NYC at 5pm on Sat. I missed my long run and the 4 mile recovery run for week 4/24 of the 24/55. I also missed 2 recovery 5 milers on week 1. I'll make them up if I get a chance. I'm swapping the recovery week 5 with 6 so that I get a chance to get in more miles during my holidays. The weather's going to be sunny and in the 40s.


Blogger Bapp said...

Thanks for all the nice write ups of your races. Great job on all the completed marathons. You have come a long way from a few years ago when you were in the "worst shape of your life."

12/19/2006 10:33 PM  
Blogger Subhasish Bhattacharya said...

Thanks Bapp.

I guess at first finishing a marathon was a challenge. Now marathons/races seem to be an excuse to allow me to train/run in an organized manner.

I write my race reports as soon as I can to capture what I can remember of the race (it all seems to fade away so fast). At times I like re-reading them (for motivation etc.).

12/20/2006 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I am happy that you are here. Next year we can cheer at the run.

12/22/2006 6:13 PM  
Blogger Subhasish Bhattacharya said...

Thanks didi :)

12/22/2006 6:14 PM  

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