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Boston Marathon

Mon April 21 2008 Listed by controversial
5 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Artzam 100 Marathon Club, Telford Harriers 3:24:10 3:24:10 3:31:00 59.24
controversial Thinking of doing sub 3, really don't know if i can do it or not. My race number is 3586.

Check my blog for the race report. Clapham Chasers 2:33:54 2:55:54 3:00:00 2:59:56 68.41
SueW Thrilled to qualify for this race.  It would be nice to run well but in truth I'd sooner be slightly under trained and run a competent race than really push the miles, pick up an injury and miss it completely.  It is my main focus for the Spring tho.  ** Update** Still targetting 4 hours as my race time.  I'll give that a good go, but I'd be stunned if I ran a pb.  
**Update** Marvellous event.  Warmer than forecast by the time I started at around 10:35 and stayed warm.  I started with 4 hour pacing and stuck to it till about 18 miles when I faded away.  Best support in a race ever.  Well worth doing if you ever get the chance.  Carnegie Harriers 3:56:27 4:00:40 4:00:00 4:19:16 56.05
Sweaty Frank I've not experienced anything comparable to Boston. Here is a noteworthy observation...THE ROUTE IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN IT LOOKS ON PAPER. (Yes, I was shouting that.) The early downhills work your quads over, but at that point in the race, you are not conscious of it. That'll come later. I had planned to run the first half faster, taking advantage of the downhills, and putting some time in the bank in case my knee and/or Achilles went bad through the hills. After the first few miles, I was two minutes off my planned pace, due entirely to the tightly packed field of runners. Eventually, I had a little elbow room and I made up that lost time fast, too fast it turns out. By the half, I was four minutes ahead of my planned time for the half, at a pace that would have had me 8 minutes ahead of my projected finish. Sirens and flashing light should have been going off in my head, but instead, I though, Southeast Runners Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 2:56:55 3:07:58 3:19:00 3:16:55 70.90
TZ 100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC 2:39:36 2:43:23 3:30:00 2:57:03 69.79

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