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.