1. I’ve updated by Boston Envy post to include links to race reports (or parts of race reports/preliminary check-ins) and will continue to update as they become available. If you’re looking for some inspiration, it’s a good place to start! Do you have a Boston Marathon race report that I should add to the list? Please let me know!
2. This deserves special mention: a great big congratulations to Steph over at Steph’s 50 Marathon Challenge for completing her 50-state quest at Boston!
3. On Saturday I’m running the Uxbridge “Run for the Diamond” Half Marathon. All participants will be entered in a draw to win a diamond worth $5000 – hence the name. The race takes place at Wooden Sticks Golf Course Club, heading out along country roads, then venturing into the Countryside Preserve Trail System and finally finishing up on the cart paths.
An email came out from the race director yesterday stating:
“The last 7K of the 1/2 marathon and 10K on the golf cart paths are challenging. It is a rolling course, with the last 2K being the toughest. There is a final climb to the finish.”
Ouch!! My plan/goal is to run about 11K before to put in 20 miles for the day (I have a habit of doing this), running the half marathon as well as 5K of the warm-up at goal marathon pace (26K/16mi total MRP). I’m expecting it to be a challenge, especially at the tail end of the half given the warning above. My ultimate goal, of course, is to
practice some pacing and finish strong win the diamond.