It’s been just over a month since the 2009 New York City marathon and this past Sunday was the first time I felt fully recovered from the race during a run. It’s a good reminder about how much recovery and rest is really required after a long training season and an endurance event. For those looking to run a one of a kind marathon with you and your closest 43,000 friends, NYC is the place to do it! Starting with the singing of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York, and a long trip across the Verrazano Narrows bridge, I ran through 5 boroughs and ended in the beautiful, but hilly Central Park. Every inch of the route was lined with spectators cheering me on and this is one of the reasons why I reached my goal. It was a great experience and I’m pleased to say that I broke my 4 hour goal in a time of 3:56:46! One of my goals for 2010 is working on speed with the shorter distance races.