I'm very curious as to what Sunday will bring. The usual race doubts are going through my head. For one, it'll be warm. Not Boston scorching hot, but still warm (estimated 74 degrees by the time I finish). However, the 7am start helps and I'm also much more acclimated now.
The course is also fast, but with a caveat. According to marathonguide.com, 33.6% of the completers qualified for Boston last year, the third highest percentage in the country. In 2010, it was the fourth highest. However, the reason it's fast is because of the downhills. Check it out:
|Stolen without permission from Chuck.|
But I'm ready. It's been somewhat of a challenge to sharpen the knife (Ryan's metaphor) since Boston, but I don't think it could have gone any better. The legs feel great and it's just a matter of being disciplined, yet tenacious, during the race.
Sub-3, I'm coming for you.
Ran 2.1 miles @ 7:36/mile pace.
Lower 70s, sunny.
Saucony Kinvara 2, shorts, short sleeved shirt.