Well it's my first day back to work after Boston...ugh, my legs hurt so bad! The second day after a race is always the most painful. I did have a 45 min leg massage this morning which was sweet but I hurt huge! I don't have time to write a good race report at the moment but it'll be coming soon I promise...along with a few pics I took.
In short I PB'd my best marathon time by 15 mins...totally unreal and unexpected for me...I don't even think it's sunk in yet really. I ran a 3:19:37...and moved up in the ranks from starting at 13833 overall to finishing in 4567th place overall out of almost 23,000 people.
It's kind of crazy to even see that final time next to my name. I looked at all the 5km splits online and I thought...how could I have continued to get faster throughout the entire race?! I believe I actually PB'd my best half marathon time in the second half of this marathon...guess all of that hill training really helped me as I didn't really find the Newton hills or Heartbreak hill to be a huge problem. Damn, all that worrying for nothing haha. I almost psyched myself out by worrying so much about the hills in this race.
My god Boston is the most rolling course i've ever done, it was crazy but it was awesome! I had a freakin fabulous experience and can't wait to go back next year!!!
Full race report soon!! Thanks for everyone's advice and support along the way, it's been a stressful past couple of months for sure :)