2019 NYC Marathon Race Recap – J Bird Runs

This race was my fourth world major and I think I’m finally getting the hang of them (if I say so myself)! How to have fun, not let the crowds stress me out, still run well, and enjoy the city.

Race day kicked off at 4:00am. I took a quick shower, got dressed, braided my hair, checked and rechecked everything, rolled my calves out, and headed downstairs to try and be first in line for Starbucks, which opened at 5am. I lucked out and they were just unlocking the door and no one else was there yet. I grabbed a large coffee and hopped in a yellow cab to the New York City Public Library.

I know the Staten Island Ferry is the popular choice to get to the start line, but the mid town bus was way closer to my hotel, and involved one less bus between Columbus circle, were we were staying, and Staten Island.

Everything I had read online said it would be a 90 minute bus ride. Maybe because I was on one of the first buses – it got there in 36 minutes. Not sure how…

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