Pretty much check out what your bib number ran in previous years.
So here goes. Bib #4927 ran the following…
2009-48-year old Canadian woman ran 4:18:52…after hitting 2:04:25 at the half. (ok, I think I can beat that one.)
2008-50-year old Canadian man ran 4:04:17…went through the half in 1:48:44 and looks like the heat got to him (2 years in a row that a Canadian had my number? funny.)
2007-wow not only did the 32-year old French guy finish the infamous “Fun Run”, but pretty damn fast-2:54:29! Don’t think I will be beating that one. (my only question-how come this guy didn’t have a lower bib #?)
2006-now we’re back in the good old USA…and this 31-year old woman seemed to run a very similar race to my 2008 NYCM! 3:44:34, after going through the half in 1:50:42. (I ran 3:44:14, and my half split was 1:50:43! freaky.)
2005-a 27-year old woman ran 3:34:11, hit halfway in 1:41:18 (I wouldn’t mind beating that, though go out a little slower in the first half.)
2004-either no one ran with my number, or didn’t finish.
2003-very similar to 2005… 22-year old woman (looks like an Illinois local!) ran 3:38:01, hit halfway in 1:40:57…last 10K took almost an hour (ouch.)
2002 and 2001-again, no one. guess it’s time to stop playing 🙂
OK, that was fun!! Hey I need something to occupy my time while tapering, right? Couldn’t attend my speed workout this week (though it was probably a good thing to let the legs rest for a week) and the 15-day forecast isn’t up at AccuWeather yet so I can’t obsess about the weather just yet 🙂
Thankfully this weekend there looks to be lots occupying my time…and a good chunk of it not even running-related 😉