The Boston Marathon.
I can't be unhappy with the effort. I used all the fitness I had, and spent an hour in the medical tent post race getting re hydrated and cooled off from ~102.7? I hydrated and fueled as well as can be expected mid-race and in the last days leading up.
My first 10 miles were too fast for my fitness, but I didn't want to hit the brakes on the downhills. I hit 14 miles in Wellesley and knew I had a long way to go. Bobby passed me in the Newton Hills, but I think I ran those alright too, tried to work with the course, and ran the late downhills hard. 23-the finish was just hard, but it's hard for everyone.
In short, I ran a good race for my fitness which wasn't quite there this cycle. I competed hard and rolled with the punches. I didn't feel the knee or the hamstring more than a few steps this race, so that went well. It was warm sunny and humid.
I think I'll remember this race, if only because I can barely remember the hour right after the race.
10k 37:51 (19:00)
15k 57:15 (19:24, Tuneup this year was 55:27)
20k 1:16:42 (19:27)
Half 1:20:55 (New Bedford was 1:19:22)
25k 1:36:27 (5k split 19:45)
30k 1:56:37 (20:10)
35k 2:16:56 (20:19)
40k 2:37:23 (20:27)