What a BRILLIANT race!! My favourite marathon by far.
It was, as expected, far too hot for me. By the time I started, at 11:15, the sun was scorching! I tried to keep to pace for the first 5km but I was already slowing. I've run many marathons in heat and ended up hating the experience. I was determined to enjoy Boston so I stopped to take videos, had a kiss with Big Bird, chatted to my family, didn't consult my Garmin and had a thoroughly fabulous time.
I didn't find Newton Hills challenging and as we scaled the top of Heartbreak I was delighted to receive the sea breeze....it whipped up dust but who cares? From that point I was able to run properly.
It was a PW for me but I achieved one goal as I enjoyed every single second of the race.
The support along the way was humbling and the BAA's organisation of this, the Granddaddy of marathons, was extraordinary!!
Is everyone now ensconced in Beantown? What a fabulous city! ! Everyone is so genuinely kind and happy. I thought that the expo was great....even my husband, who normally hates them, thought that Boston's was interesting! It could have something to do with the Samuel Adams beer-stand though ;)
Can't keep up with the forecast, it changes daily. They are now saying 61F with drizzle late afternoon. Determined to enjoy the experience whatever the weather throws at us.
Boo! My chances of a PB have gone down the toilet. The forecast for marathon day is 20c - that's too hot for me. I do well when it's cool....cold even. I think that I'm going to rethink my goal time as I'm determined to enjoy this experience.