From the weekly FrontRunnerGram that goes out every Thurs. morning to FRNY:
In a historical note, 10 years ago was the last year that the Tune-up was a 30K race (18.6 miles). There were 17 Front Runner finishers. Among those, only Audra is a 2009 finisher. Twenty years ago (Remember 1989?), again 17 Front Runners finished the 30K Tune-up, including only Ms. Donna Checkan from among the 2009 finishers.
Wow. I was getting ready for my first marathon then. I ran that 30k at a 9:51 pace. I remember being lapped by a pack of fast men.
As I get set for my 10th anniversary of my first NYC marathon, and my first marathon, there is much on my mind about what will be my 5th NYC marathon, my 12th marathon in total. I'm not ready to say much more than that.