So tomorrow my friends at the South Brooklyn Running Club are leading a NYRR sponsored training run for the Brooklyn Half. I volunteered to lead the eleven minute group, because, well, somebody needs to do it, and today that seems to be about my speed. The run is a single loop around Prospect Park, leaving from Carroll Park, for a total of about 6 miles, to be followed by beer. The run is sponsored by New Balance, so as a group leader I got major swag: a tech jersey, a tech hoodie, shorts, and a pair of shoes (NB 890s). All totaled, it's almost $200 worth of stuff, retail -- the shoes alone list at about $100. I guess that just brings home the point that the actual cost of materials is probably about $5. Anyway, pretty cool. Hopefully I'll be able to slog out an even pace.
But I haven't even mentioned the best part!! Becky will be up from DC for a mini runningprofs reunion. She will be there to make sure I keep the pace honest. :-)
UPDATE: Here's a photo of the gang (see if you can spot us), and another from the back of the pack.