It pains me to see you, once again, distributing free beer to virtually everyone on the East Coast except me. But, nonetheless, I'll set that aside and congratulate you on a fine performance.
3:30's just a number. You ran another great race and your RR, as usual, has some excellent photos. The one of PDR at the finish is priceless. Great job.
I'm curious about how you understand the "wall" at mile 19. Fuel? Pace? Something else? Was this a new issue for you? (I'm just looking for something else to worry about for the next month.)
Rest up, buddy.
Great report with pics, as expected. You forget to mention that in the parking garage, I had not "fallen and I can't get up". I was just a little tired of being on my feet.
It was a good race and I use the term in its strictest definition. You're coming up to race really made the day. Thank you.
I have not yet looked at my numbers, but will get to it soon.
What a great race and what a great day for you and Harriet. I wish schedules had allowed for more time with Boomer clan - sounds like I missed some excellent beer!!
Maybe, just maybe, the East Coast crowd can have as much, or more, fun than we do out West. We must do something about this.
Sans, do you know anything about making beer?
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Nice race and thanks for the suds - I only wish that my beer came out half as good as yours.
The editor in me kindly requests that you review what you put down as PDRs qualifying time - Unless she is older that she looks, you did the math wrong???
Not every race is going to be the race of a lifetime Lou and you have many more sub-3:30's in you. The key is that you and H. have a couple of Bostons ahead of you. thanks for the great photos. Spareribs
Congratulations on another BQ, one for 2009! You have 3:30 in you, just a bit slower at the start and avoid the bonk. This sounded like our Frederick Marathon where I bonked and you cruised right along. Marathons are a tricky beast! Best of all you were there for one of the most exciting Boomer events with such a great turnout, IRC and great comraderie! I like the Beer wagon But best of all, PDR falling in your arms after her BQ... priceless!
I just want to say, it must have been pretty embarrassing to have the Pro drink too much of your beer and pass out on the floor of the parking garage. I like the way you slip the photo into your race report without being judgmental, and let us draw our own conclusions.
I'm a dark horse, running on a dark race course
WTG, Lou. Thanks for the wonderful pics. I especially like the smiling PDR displaying the evidence. Have a great time in Boston.
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I love that photo of PDR showing the world the BQ finish time. I also loved the RR talking about your pacing experiences - something I'll have to watch closely as well. Excellent race even if you didn't make that silly 3:30 number.
Thanks for the good report and the pictures.
It sounds like your Hartford gathering has shown the west coasters that the Northeast knows how to throw a party too.
Congratulations on the additional year of BQ.