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2014-04-22 9:30 PM
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Thanks everyone, the race and crowds were amazing. I was cruising, having one of those great runs. I was feeling strong and having no issues right up until mile 22. Now I have never cramped up before racing until yesterday. I got one of those cramps in my left calf that wakes you up from your sleep out of nowhere just like sleeping and I was doomed after that. I had to stop and stretch it out several times over the last 4 miles. I even went into a med tent at about mile 23.5 to get some water and a banana, they wanted to keep me there but I would hear nothing of it so off I went again. I usually have a kick for the last half mile but none yesterday, it was all I could do to keep moving to the finish. I finished with a heavy limp but a big smile on my face. I am not disappointed at all either. I did exactly want I set out to do, run a sub 3:20 or blow trying and I went boom.

It was also warmer than I would've liked but no excuses I was not prepared for that pace plain and simple so back to training and look for a summer marathon to try and get back to Boston next year.

Thanks again for all your support and kind words. Day 880 was and I had 26.5 miles on my watch.

Today 881, 1.6 recovery miles. I am back home as well. On another note my photo was on the front page of the Boston Globe on Monday, they took my photo Sunday and used it in their article about the marathon. I know it was not because of my good looks either, it was because on my red, white and blue beard.


Great race. Those Newton hills are evil! Its great to cross the finish line knowing you didn't hold back, and any Boston finish is awesome. I hope to see you out there next year.

#548- 4 mi easy again, may do one long run before my HIM in a week and a half, or may just extend my taper a bit and let my knee heal up a bit.


2014-04-23 8:24 AM
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Originally posted by mehaner

Originally posted by navbtcret Thanks everyone, the race and crowds were amazing. I was cruising, having one of those great runs. I was feeling strong and having no issues right up until mile 22. Now I have never cramped up before racing until yesterday. I got one of those cramps in my left calf that wakes you up from your sleep out of nowhere just like sleeping and I was doomed after that. I had to stop and stretch it out several times over the last 4 miles. I even went into a med tent at about mile 23.5 to get some water and a banana, they wanted to keep me there but I would hear nothing of it so off I went again. I usually have a kick for the last half mile but none yesterday, it was all I could do to keep moving to the finish. I finished with a heavy limp but a big smile on my face. I am not disappointed at all either. I did exactly want I set out to do, run a sub 3:20 or blow trying and I went boom. It was also warmer than I would've liked but no excuses I was not prepared for that pace plain and simple so back to training and look for a summer marathon to try and get back to Boston next year. Thanks again for all your support and kind words. Day 880 was and I had 26.5 miles on my watch. Today 881, 1.6 recovery miles. I am back home as well. On another note my photo was on the front page of the Boston Globe on Monday, they took my photo Sunday and used it in their article about the marathon. I know it was not because of my good looks either, it was because on my red, white and blue beard.

a lot of BT was watching and cheering all our runners!  glad you had a great race day.  where can we find some pics of the RWB beard???




I will post one up later today.
2014-04-23 8:53 AM
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Here it is if I can figure out how to upload it. This is with my oldest daughter on the right and her friend on my left. I love these gals.



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2014-04-23 10:33 AM
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Day 882, 3.3 recovery miles today. Here is another photo with a side view to see the white in the beard.




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2014-04-23 7:06 PM
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very nice pics!

 

i just got in from a quick 2.25 mile run...day 7 in a row...

2014-04-23 7:40 PM
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Great beard!

My bosses keep mine in check to some extent, but I may have to grow it out a bit more and perhaps follow suit in one of my upcoming races. Looks sharp!

#549- 8 mi. Legs feel good, even after a tough 1:45 on the bike. Knee is not better but not worse. I could have run faster today, or even longer, but I am trying to play it smart.


2014-04-24 9:05 AM
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Nice beard Ron!

Great finish at Boston, way to tough it out.
2014-04-24 4:10 PM
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Thanks again all. After going over the race in my head I am sure I got dehydrated during the race which is what caused the cramping. Normally I go between mile 18-22 and have never made a whole marathon without having to go. well Monday I went about 45 minutes before I started and then did not go again until about 5 that evening. I drank my liter in my hand held and took water at most aide stations too so I thought I was doing well with it. I guess not, because I had 2 bottles of water right after finishing, a protein shake and Gatorade. Another water on the was back to the hotel and 5 beers plus a couple more glasses of water before I finally went. Enough about that, I still had a great time.


Day 883, 6 miles.

Brad I hope you are still hanging in there.
2014-04-24 6:20 PM
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#550- 5 mi
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