Boston Marathon - RunMarathon

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Boston Athletic Association
55F / 13C
Total Time = 3h 39m 6s
Overall Rank = 9700/26000
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 301/1380
Pre-race routine:

1hr waiting for bus to Hopk. 1hr bus ride. .5 hr in line for potty. Ate some fruit and perpetuem mix in 16 oz water. .25hr laid down shivering in cool wind. Finally hit potty to evacuate...ahh.
Event warmup:

walked .7mi to start. Missed 10:30 start time. Got in with 8:30 pace runners. Just right for first mile. Then accelerated.
  • 3h 39m 1s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Maybe run a 22-23 mile training run. Try to move wall past 26.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked like zombie and slowly gravitated to hypothermia. Foil blanket saved me, but my baggage bus was farthest away. Had to sit down to recover some as I put on dry clothing. Got some soup and couple of beers at restaurant, then down stairs (ouch) into subway to hotel. Thanks to brother Walt and his wife Kathy for the assist. Got shower, feet up, meal and Bruins game before returning home. All positive outcomes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me. Need to get to the next level of conditioning. The pre-race waiting in lines probably wore on me, but most everyone had to do the same.

Event comments:

It was great to be part of such a great tradition. All the volunteers were fantastic. The cheering crowds were overwhelming. The Wellesly girl I kissed, whoever you are, was exquisite. What more could a guy ask for?

Last updated: 2010-01-06 12:00 AM
03:39:01 | 26.2 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 301/1380
Overall: 9700/26000
Performance: Average
Course: Same course as 113 previous years.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5