Run B@$ch

Has to be my favorite sign I saw at Wellsley today. My quads are absolutely shredded. Utterly painful by mile 12, apparently I just wasn't as prepared as I thought I was for those downhills. Quads were just shot by the half way point. But I PRed by almost 4 and a half minutes. I think I have "the site" because Wednesday I dreamed I ran a 3:23. I think I am still about where I thought I was. I figured if I had a bad day I would run 3:25 and having the quads in that much pain by 12 I knew today wasn't going to be my day. I ran my butt off but I just couldn't pick it up after those hills. You'd be amazed how bad your legs can hurt on those downhills at the end. Thank goodness for the great crowd support at Boston.

Other than a sore lower back and shredded quads I feel pretty good. I ran hard the whole way and I had a great time taking in everything. All I have to say is don't underestimate the difficulty of Boston. It just kicks your butt. Between the crowds and having to weave to pass people the whole day, getting cut off multiple times, shredding your quads by 12, and the late start and high intensity weekend before it is just damn tough.

Will post more later. I need to put up my legs on the bed and get my drink and party on. I thought of everyone as I crossed all those 5k mats, you kept me honest out there!

25 comments:

Charlie said...

Congrats on the PR! Well done!

The Salty One said...

Yeah, Elizabeth!!! I am so proud of you!!! I know exactly how you feel--I was there last year. But at least you should feel confident you are in sub 3:20 shape. People love Boston or it's not their course. I think we belong in the same club! Good job today and have some serious fun tonight!!! You deserve it!

JenC said...

Holy crap you were fast! Congratulations E! Very proud of you.

iliketoast said...

I think you smashed it, that's a great time, worth more because of the course ... take another 5 minutes off.

jeff said...

woohoo! e! way to storm the newton hills and hammer out a 4min pr! THAT is impressive, no matter what you say.

solarsquirrel said...

I was tracking you, Dawn, Janet, Kurt, and Mark the whole race. You are too tough, girl! I'm so proud of you!!!!!

Irene said...

Congrats! I tried to follow your progress on line but the internet went down for maintainance mid way through! Wooohooo on the PR!

Backofpack said...

Way to go! That's a great PR!

EbethS said...

Way to go and congrats on the PR.

Rae said...

Way to go and huge congrats on the new PR! You did great out there today and it was so much fun tracking you all day!

Kim said...

i am so so so proud of you!!! so sad i didnt meet up with you tonight to celebrate :( but i cant wait to make my first trip out to OH to visit you and daisy. love you girls! congrats again!

Brian said...

Awesome job. Do I see a 3 hour pr coming your way in the near future?

Kate said...

YAY!! That's fantastic. SUB 3:23 is phenonmenal!

Dream Chaser said...

Amazing job! What's the secret to running halfway with shredded quads and still getting a huge PR?

Joseph Vinciquerra said...

Just wanted to drop by and congratulate you on an awesome race yesterday!

TriSaraTops said...

Congrats! Yahoo!

Alili said...

Way to go Elizabeth!

Brett S. said...

Congrats on the PR. What happened to a nice training run for Cleveland :)

You should be able to improve your PR again in a couple weeks on that nice flat course here in CLE.

The Clyde said...

I consider 7:45 min/mi fast for a "short" run of 6 miles, you did it for 26...congrats Girl. You are fast!!!

Grellan said...

Excellent result. Well done. Preparation certainly paid off.

Arcane said...

congratulations on toughing it out. you were on pace for a good while. Based on your training, you definitely have a sub 3:20 in you Good luck for next time. Looking forward to the rest of the reports.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

YAY for the PR!!!!!

IHateToast said...

excellent. we tried to watch you, but that late start is after we go to bed in aussiemastralia. we kept the page up and refreshed it after we woke. i yelled out your time and mark yelled back (he was far away and yelling is classy), "THAT'S A PEEBIE!"

way to go, B@$sh!

Chad said...

Congrats on the PR, that's awesome.

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B Bop said...

Well...to PR on that course is saying something. Congrats!!!