As you probably know, I ran Boston last Monday - a learning experience for sure. This time, I stayed close to the start - an option that anyone doing Boston should consider, especially if you have someone who can drop you off at the Main Street bus pickup in Hopkinton = a 20 minute bus ride instead of the 1 1/2 to 2 hours required from Boston.
My run was a lot slower than I wanted however, this could have turned out to be a good thing because longer on my feet is likely better training for Comrades (at least this is what I am telling myself!)
I ate too much before the race (more than I normally do and felt full the whole race. I started too fast and took my heart rate too high immediately which means more glycogen burned that fat hence I ran out of gas between 30 and 35 KM. (I should have taken advantage of the gels given out on the race however since I did not plan this, I ran right past them and paid the price!!
In any event, Boston is an honour to run and no matter what the time, it is always a good experience - I saw people who were running the first time, since the bombing - with artificial limbs - quite inspiring for sure. One young lady had to have her limb adjusted during the race and she finished in 10+ hours = "True Grit"
So enough about me - we are going to try and go different places to run to "mix it up". This next Saturday we will start at Mike Weir Park at 8AM and run out along the lake and back along the trail - I will have the distances for everyone who shows up
Talk Soon - Have a great week
Dick for FoF