I have mixed feelings about the Boston marathon. I’ve been twice. The first time I went was in 2010 with Jason (my ex husband) and things were super shitty with us back then, so I have zero pictures and we did zero things while we were there. Zero. He didn’t even see me run, and I don’t blame him for that. It’s just the way it was back then and if you feel like you might want to climb upon your judgemental horse then I am here to tell you to go for it. And then ride it far, far away from me, and then eat an inedible plant that gives you ferocious diarrhea.
Actually? I have one photo. ONE PHOTO. And it’s of a mug I bought at the Starbucks in our hotel, and it broke. It legit shattered into a zillion pieces.
The second time I went was with my friend Lora the very next year in 2011. She was supposed to go with her husband but they split up that year and he gave me his ticket. This is Lora about to run the BMO Vancouver marathon Boston Qualifying race:
And then this is the two of us in Boston:
And then at the pub after the race:
Many thoughts and good wishes to the people running Boston today (Monday).
I’ll make my mileage recap short and sweet. I hit 80 miles this week, but with a bit of a sore knee.
Monday– Mile repeats 2 mile warmup 400m recoveries .75 mile cool down. 10 miles total.
Tuesday– I woke up at 6am and couldn’t go back to sleep so I ran super slow on the treadmill for 14 miles and listened to podcasts.
Wednesday– Okay so, this was so hard. I have such a hard time running faster paces on the treadmill! I wanted to do 8 tempo miles (6:53 min/miles) but I managed 7, took my cool-down mile and then did my 8th tempo mile at the end. Oh and 1 warm-up mile at the beginning. 10 miles total.
Thursday– I ran 4 miles in the morning (couldn’t sleep again because of my stupid cough) and then 4 miles with the stroller. My body is telling me to fuck off.
Friday– Just an easy flat 10 miler on the treadmill at 8 min/miles.
Saturday– My knee is a bit achy still so I didn’t know how this run would go. I headed out and felt like it would be too much for me to run a tempo run but I also knew that I needed to run faster than a slow run, so I did these 12 miles in an average of 7:20 min/miles and it felt perfect.
Sunday– Ten miles early this morning and then 6 miles pushing Callum in the stroller later while he napped.
Has anyone else been to Boston?
What about a sore knee? Mine is sore right under the kneecap. It’s sore when I start running but then it subsides once I’m about a mile into my run.