I have run this race every year since 1994. I don't think of it as a tune up. I think of it as a check up. If you are OK with 18 miles 5 or 6 weeks before the NYC Marathon you will be fine on that day.
I am gonna be fine on Nov 6.
Today was not my slowest and it was far from my fastest. I was thinking about trying to break 3:15. I was totally on pace to do that till I saw an old friend at mile 15. It is not always about the clock. So I finished in 3:20 and felt so good I rewarded myself with a 1.6 mile loop of The Reservoir
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I also found a MetroCard that will work till Oct 15 near mile 7. The Challange was to pick it up without reproducing a scene from I Love Lucy.