Off to Boston

The bags are packed and ready to go. I have packed to start the race a bit bundled up and will shed clothes either just before or just after the race start. I’m still not sure if I will wear gloves during the race, but I will definitely pick up some hand warmers in Boston. Everything else is in the bag:

  • M-Dot Visor – check
  • Glasses – check
  • Snapathon t-shirt – check
  • Lulu lemon shorts with a side and back pocket – check
  • SpiBelt for nutrition – check
  • Compression socks – check
  • Saucony Kinvara 5 shoes with green insoles – check
  • Heart rate monitor – check
  • Garmin 920XT – check
  • iPod with headphones – check (the plan is to run the first 10 miles with music and then shed it just before Wellesley)

I ran easy on the treadmill today for 40 minutes. Somehow, it felt labored. My allergies are acting up making breathing a bit tough at higher heartrates. My heartrate was also elevated throughout the run because of my allergies. It should all settle down in Boston by Sunday. If not, oh well – it’s not like I’m going to set a PR in Boston! With headwinds and the hills in Newton, my goal is tempered at around 3:45. If I break 3:40, I will be quite happy.

The flight leaves early tomorrow. Boston, here I come…

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