I read somewhere that the Boston Marathon is like the Superbowl for runners and I 120% agree!!!! My only complaint is they need better coverage. I would love to see them get a few more cameras out there so we can see several of the front packs. I personally go back and forth about running Boston. When I think about the crowds, and the long wait to start the race, and the expense then I am not so sure about it. But when this weekend comes and I see all the pictures and the excitement then I totally want to do it! I am tracking 7 runners so I will pretty much be getting updates all morning :). Unfortunately, I don’t get Universal Sports, so I will be relying on the Boston website for coverage.
Can you believe that the first Boston Marathon was 24.5 miles, was called the American Marathon, and was run by only 15 men!
Good Luck to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My weekend was awesome!!!! Friday night I took the girls to a high school production of Mary Poppins. High school plays have come a LONG way from when I was in high school. It was AMAZING!!!!! I have seen the Broadway show twice in Chicago and I love it, so I honestly wasn’t expecting much from the high school version. I was wrong, we loved it!!!!
Saturday was my 5k and I DID IT!!!!!!!! I broke 20, which is my 5k goal!!!
19:45 for the Bolt for Bolt 5k in Littlestown, PA. I was SO excited!!! My goal was to break 20 in the 5k, but I was not training for any specific 5k race. I planned to just add them into my half marathon training when I could find one close.
I found this race and saw that last year a female ran it in 19:55…perfect. I was hoping she would run again this year and I could let her pace me. Well, she didn’t run this year. I don’t really have a strategy for the 5k. Being more of a distance runner, my thought was to run fast and hang on.
So here is what is was:
Mile 1: 6:13
Mile 2: 6:32
Mile 3: 6:30
19:48 officially. the clock said 19:45 when I went through, but officially it says 19:48 and so does my watch, so we’ll go with that. It was not a chip timed race. I was 1st female, 8th overall. There were a few speedy runners in this race. The 2nd male finished in 16:23 and he is 49 and the 5th place male finished in 18:57 and he is 15.
After that my husband and I took our girls to a park with a trail around it and we did 6 easy miles. It was such a beautiful day!!!
Then Sunday we had church and my daughter had her 2nd violin recital. She did great!!!!!
So that was my amazing weekend…
How was your weekend?
Who is watching Boston with me?
Is Boston a race that you really want to run or not really?