No problem you say
Uh, not so much.
We ran through beautiful sunny conditions.
We ran through rain.
Through 66kph (41mph) winds.
We are not the postal service!
It was a long run and we did take it easy (my average pace was 7:03/km), but it was hard with those conditions.
The run though did mark a few firsts:
The first time I've run more than 16km at once.
The first time I've run in such wind.
The first time I've stopped to relieve my bladder during a run.
All I have to say is thank goodness I'm a camper with no problem squatting outdoors. We were running through an industrial complex with no gas stations or coffee shops nearby, so I ended up using an electrical box and trees for cover. The result of this break was a tempo paced 5th kilometre to catch back up with my running partner.
So my goal in the next few weeks is to figure out hydration as I can't drink lots right before I run otherwise I'll need a washroom about 2k into it.
Less than a month to the half!
Hope all those who ran Boston today got exactly what they wanted out of the race. Well done!