A few days ago I wrote to Jon regarding my thoughts on Boston, I’ve yet to hear his perspective but the exercise helped crystallize my own view. My four observations:
(1) a relatively quick 2nd and 3rd mile (5:58 and 6:06) probably contributed to me not being able to find an early comfortable rhythm;
(2) my stomach was unsettled, a Gu at 5-miles didn’t help, it’s time a nail down a proper race nutrition strategy (thoughts welcomed);
(3) this is perhaps the straw that broke the camels back… with an upset stomach and a uncomfortable stride, I don’t know that I was prepared to hurt, I didn’t want the race; and
(4) those hills that people told me not to worry about, definitely should be of concern, both the ups and the downs.
Oh, and conceivably an observation that I didn’t expect but one that was gladly welcomed… I love racing and I ‘do not’ like underperforming. A fire has been lit.
Training: day off (scheduled)