My final track session today was not much of a workout. Just some 1200 repeats at goal marathon pace. Well I guess they were a little faster. My goal pace is 8:30 to 8:35 and my average was 8:28 today.
I don't know what finish time I can expect. Looking at my training over the last couple of months, I think I should be able to PR at Boston. That will require going under 3:42, an average pace of 8:28 per mile. For now my plan is to run at a pace to make another BQ time which would be 3:45. If I can speed up some after the dreaded Newton hills, maybe it will bring a PR.
And since some friends will run the Bob Potts Marathon on May 15th, I hope to run that one too and go for a time of 3:40 or faster. Of course that race will depend on how I recover from Boston.
I have been reading all I can about running the Boston Marathon and the details of getting to the start, surviving the wait, etc. I am excited. And I think appropriately afraid of the work ahead.
Oh marathon racing! What sweet and frightening anticipation.