Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boston Buildup 15K

Today I did the 2nd race of the Boston Buildup Series like the last race I am very disappointed but I vow not to make excuses and continue on my quest, one day I may get it right and then again maybe I wont but I know I will be back again for more. What can I say, I am a confessed Junkie I can’t quick and the worse it gets the more I want to keep going because this will not be the end.

I thought today was a good day for the race; the weather was a plus compare to two weeks ago. The course is very scenic and enjoyable, running the route by myself I could easily have gotten lost in the moment. Running the course as a race is a totally different story, you have constant reminders that you are running against time and that take a lot of the fun out of it. The first mile or so is a breeze slight down hill the next two to three miles is a constant battle up hill. I remember the days when I battled those hills, today they defeated me. The turn around point of the race is at the 5 mile mark then there is a lot of down hills with bits of climbs in between. I was not in the battling mood so I was defeated once again. Remember I told you the first mile is a breeze, well this first mile is now the last mile of the race which is now hell on earth :), once again I am defeated. In the past I have run the course again after the race, not today I am humbled and gladly got in my car. Life does go on and I most certainly will be back for the 20K in two weeks.


Douro Eterno said...

You know Douro?

The organization of the Douro Valley Half Marathon (Douro Vinhateiro) - Régua, invites you to enter ''without knocking" in the universe of the one of more beautiful areas of Portugal, the area of the wines of Oporto.

extremely proud of the successful of the first edition, the organization of the ''Meia-maratona do Douro Vinhateiro' ' lays down its objective to make known to thousands of people the area of Douro and to mobilize all its population for an original event in Portugal.

The V Meia-maratona do Douro Vinhateiro is not only one sporting race, but also an imposing festival of a whole area, offering to everyone the possibility of knowing its enchantments, of coexisting with their people and of receiving visits of the whole world .

An unique richness, consisted viticulture traditions, by their manors and them (Quintas), recognized by its exceptional and indescribable landscapes, its particular gastronomy and people who likes to receive, all this makes the Douro Region one of the most beautiful areas of the world. In this context, the Brotherhood of the Oenophiles (Confraria dos Enófilos) of Douro supports the organization of the 5rd Douro Valley Half Marathon - Meia Maratona do Douro Vinhateiro.

Brad said...

It was not you! It was the course. It was my first time also running the race on this course and I will vouch for you that miles 2-5 were a nightmare.

On The Road... said...

I'm so sorry you had a tough time. You can do it! Just keep getting out there. From what I've been told, it will get easier, so long as you don't stop.

runperryrun said...

Good work out there for the 15k. Look at Arthur Lydiard running programs you may like his running theories. Keep rockin the roads!