Ok, finally getting to the last race of 2011…
Aside from the annual Workplace Challenge at Jones Beach, I’ve done this race more than any any other. Here is the progression:
Overall, it’s a nice progression. I set a challenging, but realistic goal for this race every year and I haven’t been disappointed. I think I’m capable of even more improvement, but maybe I’ll talk more about that in another post.
Once again, rather than describe the course, I’ll show you my Garmin Connect activity:
Overall, this is a fun run and I expect it to anchor my running year in 2012 as well.
As with any other race I’ve done, there is a nice spread of food available afterward. Mulchay’s is the site of the awards ceremony and raffle.
This is a 5-mile run with no significant change in elevation. After a short run up Wantagh Ave, the run is entirely within the residential neighborhood referred to as Wantagh Woods. The run as a nice “home stretch” down Beech St. (Even though there is one more turn just before the finish, it feels like the home stretch to me.) Since it is a twisty course with lots of turns, knowing the race is over after that final, long straightaway provides a nice mental boost. My splits usually show that last mile as one of my fastest, and that was no exception this year.