Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon (5.16.15)

Airbnb Brooklyn Half

  • Course: first half starts around, then in Prospect Park, the second half goes down Ocean Parkway, ends at Coney Island
  • Weather: 62F with occasional rain
  • Pace: 10:09/mile
  • A broken rail on the 2 and 3 lines caused delays and also prevented us from getting off at the recommended stop. We got off at Franklin, planning to walk to the start; however, Franklin ended up being the start line for Wave 1. Since we had no baggage, we slipped in with 6 minutes to spare
  • I’ve been lucky up until this point to never race in the rain; while it felt good during the race, it was a miserable two-hour ride home in a fully air-conditioned train car
  • Hats off to the spectators who braved the cold and rain, especially those with instruments. I missed the random, bewildered people from the neighborhood seen in previous years; they wisely stayed away