This past Sunday Brian Bender and I ran the Cape Cod Marathon. It was a windy, grey day, with cool temperatures in the 50s, ideal for a long race. This was Brian’s first marathon. He later admitted to experiencing some pre-race nerves, but didn’t show it, even as his iPod malfunctioned just before the starting cannon went off. Alone with his thoughts, and no music, Brian took on the 26.2 miles, and looked good as he finished, still smiling. Congratulations on completing your first Brian!
Other than seeing James Higgins along the way, my race was thankfully uneventful. Since failing to break 4 hours at this distance a year ago it’s been my goal to do so. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I could do differently, but in the end it was only a small tweak to my fueling, actually thinking less, and just running. I’m very happy to have achieved my goal, and unofficially posted what looks like a 28 minute, 42 second marathon PR in the process.
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