Monday, April 18, 2011

PR at Boston!

Not enough time to post, ready to head out for our second wedding anniversary dinner, but I managed a PR by just a few minutes, which is awesome.

The course was amazing.  Far and away the best race experience I've ever had.  And when they say no one PRs at Boston, I now know exactly what they mean.  A VERY tough course. 

I had a strong pace through 16, and I knew then I'd slow from 16-21 for the hills, but I'm usually a killer downhill runner.  Not so much today!  My quads were shredded!  It was painful.

I think the best part was running through Wellsley around the halfway point.  All the girls screaming with signs to tell you why you should kiss them instead of someone else.  Kiss me I'm from Texas.  Kiss me even if you're a girl.  Kiss me I'm a vegetarian.  Kiss me I'm studying engineering.  Etc.  Hilarious!  Tons of guys going for kisses too! 

But such an awesome experience.  I love it and I'll hopefully repeat this one.  I ran fast enough to requalify, but I'd still actually like to get my time down another 30 seconds or so, so I'd have a better margin. 


  1. CONGRATS! ;-) I look forward to the full report. Have a great time at dinner and in Italy.

  2. Congratulations! That's fantastic!!!!! You've got me smiling from ear to ear. Have a safe trip!

  3. Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. Congratulations! That is amazing, i'm so happy for you :)

    I hope the race was absolutely everything you thought it would be - can't wait to hear a full report!