Agent P - the target for Boston will be 3-fold. 1) Run a PB 2) Run (& finish) with a big smile on my face 3) and get a humungous Double bacon, cheese and chilli burger with extra Mayo, spicy relish and pickles, and Chilli fries on the side, as my post race meal (and cold beers) - take note Dannir
Back in Atlanta after the most fabulous time imaginable in Albuquerque.
The marathon was a bit difficult due to the altitude. I managed to keep my target pace through the first 17 miles or so, but I think I was operating at my limits to do that - even though I felt good. Then I had the one and only hill and that too it out of me (and its not a major hill by any means) - I could just not recover my heart rate after that and just about limped home. So, 4:11 - which is still a decent Comrades qualifier but not what I planned for.
I don't live at altitude - unfortunately. It kicked my ass as I was really running near my reserve the whole time, and the one minor hill erased that reserve and then I was spent, almost limping in from 17 miles. But it's done
If I am ever stupid enough to go for a marathon at altitude, I need to buy an altitude chamber to sleep in for a few months.