I am listening to the race at WBZAM radio out of Boston.
Last year I felt like I had a friend running the race. This year I have spent more time with my friend Steve and am proud to be called a friend of his. I have been so excited about this race. He has trained very well and is looking to set a personal record (PR). Even if he does not hit his overall goal time, he should easily be able to set a course and a marathon PR.
I have another friend, Blaine who is running and trying for a 1 hour PR at Boston. He was sick or injured (I can’t remember which) when he ran it 2 years ago.
Blaine is running in Boston because of a qualifying time. Steve is in because he is running for a charity. Therefore, Blaine has already started his race and will finish probably more than an hour faster than Steve.
The weather is not that great for the race. I just heard on the radio that they are experiencing snow this year for the first time in 40-something years. They have a nor’easter that has moved it. Expecting between 3-5″ of rain today. Wind constant between 20-25 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. And, to make it worse, since Boston is a point-to-point race, they will be running in one direction the whole way. That direction is straight into the wind.