I promise a full race report by the end of the week, but I’m back in Vermont after a Boston Marathon-Funeral double header, so I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep in my own bed. It will be hard to go back to work tomorrow after more than a week off, but I’m excited to get back into a regular schedule.
Boston was a great experience. While the race wasn’t quite as fast as I’d wanted (dreamed?), I ran a very smart, evenly paced race. My second half was only 30 seconds slower than my first, a feat on a course featuring a much harder second half. I was actually smiling throughout the race and save for horrible cramps after the finish, felt pretty good.
I paddled around the pool and hot tub last night and did a light bike workout this morning. That said, I’m still very sore. Stairs, ramps and chairs are not my friends. I’m looking forward to getting back to some light running by the end of the week, but am otherwise going to take the week to recover and reflect.