Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

New York Marathon Eve

The marathon is tomorrow. I can’t wait, but I’m pretty nervous. I really want to break 5 hours this time. You can track me online at the NY Marathon site. I’ll be runner number 27072.

UPDATE 2005-11-14:

I finished in 4:28:09 (chip time). I’m very happy with my time and the whole experience. Running down 4th avenue in Brooklyn was crowded, but just breathtaking. You could see a river of people for what seemed like miles ahead. I kept it slow through the first 20 miles and had hoped to turn it on at the end, but there was nothing left to turn on. So, I just enjoyed the sights and sounds. Thanks to my vocal supporters at the 18 (Mala, Milla and Ben) and 22 (Dave and Theresa, et. al.) mile marks. You guys kept me going. Here’s a couple pics from the brightroom site.

NYC Marathon 2005

NYC Marathon 2005 Finish Line

Comments from old site

Nice work

4:36:41 sounds well under your sub 5 hour goal. Nice work Vinod.

Carl Blesius 2005-11-14 03:42:47

Thanks Carl

It actually took me 8 minutes to get to the start line, so my “chip” time was 4:28:09, which is about 40 minutes faster than my previous marathons. Good enough that I can retire from the sport, I think :-)

Vinod Kurup 2005-11-14 08:10:51

Way to go

Hey Vin, way to go, not a bad time for an old man like yourself. When next year’s marathon rolls around you’ll be 35, you just might be ready for retirement :P. You also took a better picture this year as opposed to last year’s photo. Again way to go. Andy

Andy Drout 2005-11-18 23:59:26