Lucky Boston marathoners. Conditions were fine with a tailwind and without the heat that often accompanies a Boston tailwind. What a fine, fine feeling that must have been. Congrats to all finishers. Unbelievable times from the elite runners.
My day was busy with a lunch meeting and no time to have a peek at the action via the web. I can’t believe that I missed five days of blogging! But with 14 days to go for the gala I am working at light-speed. I have been running. I haven’t missed any running days although the Saturday longer run was shorter than usual due to the dismal conditions of very cold rain. I ran about 9.5 miles on Saturday, then 5 miles on Sunday during which time the cake I had in the oven got a bit overdone. Today, I had a very satisfying workout at U of T. I had suggested that I should run 6 x 500 meters but my coach said I should do at least 8. So I did eight and kept a consistent pace with the last two run run hard and faster than the previous ones.
I looked at the results from Boston for my category and boy are the women in my age category getting fast. It will take a lot of hard work to place in the top five next year. I’ve run Boston five times and all those times were into a headwind. At least I never had to run it on one of the super hot days. That would do me in. I’ll take a headwind any day.
I look forward to more blogging after May 3rd. Ciao!