Traveling to the start of the NYC Marathon last Sunday morning, I cringed at the thought of what was to come. The blustery winds roared and the temperatures were just above 40º F. As the long caravan of busses slowly made its forward way over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the mood was somber and the runners fidgeted nervously.
After four months of dedicated training under the tutelage of ASICS running coach Andrew Kastor, I was laser-focused on qualifying for the 2016 Boston Marathon. But this was not a day for personal records, fast times, or dreams. The weather conditions were daunting.