Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Boston Marathon Race Report
Will I be able to Walk?
The race was over and I was exhausted. I kept thinking to myself, keep walking. Keep walking. Don't stop. The wheelchairs to the first aid tents sure did look nice. I wasn't feeling the greatest and I thought I might have been a little dizzy. I got my medal, water, snack bag, and headed to the bus to get my "gear bag". I changed and went straight for the massage area. I wanted to make sure I got a massage.
After a simple and basic massage I headed towards my hotel. I found it right away and headed up the elevator. I was walking pretty well compared to the last race. I showered, closed the blinds, and took a nice 2 hour nap.
My training paid off. I worked hard and ran hundreds of miles. I couldn't have done the race without my sponsors, GU and Brooks!! My nutrition was right on and I had good shoes, gear and support.
I might run Boston again next year, but I will do a few things differently. I will make sure I have at least one day off either every week or every other week. I will make sure to listen to my body a little better and rest when I need to.
I was happy to run the 2010 Boston Marathon. Despite my leg injuries, I ran a great race. I ran the first half a little too fast, and ran out of gas for the second half. This race was my second fastest marathon and I have many more miles to run. Thanks for your support and well wishes.