Had a pretty good training cycle. Only issue was weight. After Baystate's sub 3 and qualifying for 2016 there was no pressure on me. I'd only go for it if the weather was in my favor. Today it wasn't and I didn't want to bury myself for a time I knew wouldn't represent my fitness so I jumped back a wave and ran smart with Bucci.
Despite 2 bathroom breaks each in the first half we rolled steady from the start to the finish. We even negative split the mofo! In fact, I ran my fastest 2nd half of Boston by 1 second. We really ran the hills well -- up and ESPECIALLY down. There's a lot more down and flat than up so it paid off.
After 24 miles I measured out .2 mile and subtracted our time from 3:10. That was 14 minutes even. I knew that would be a tall order but we just ran a 7:02 so we carried on it out and then hit the gas down Boylston. I've never run down Boylston so fast. It was a blur and then we hit the line. Our last complete mile was by far the fastest.
5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:22:45 0:45:09 1:07:23 1:30:14 1:35:00 1:52:28 2:15:13 2:38:18 3:00:24
Finish: Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
0:07:15 3:09:43 3:09:43 4585 4195 729