Monday, April 19, 2010

Boston Update 8 Crowd and Volunteer Support

Just have to do a quick message before the race report in a few days. Tomorrow is a travel day with a short spin tomorrow evening. Eating will be a priority tomorrow. Also re-hydrating as I get ready for Big Sur Marathon on Sunday. So we'll switch for a bit back and forth from Boston Report to Big Sur.

Today's race was amazing from many points. I was very happy with my sub 4 hour mile. But something that sticks out even more was the crowd, volunteers, and others. I am overwhelmed by the attention and recognition a Boston finisher gets. During the race, the noise from the crowds was as loud as I have ever heard it at a race. The Newton Hills were lined with people as was much of the entire route and it really helped. There were also the Boston College crowds and the Wellesley College "scream tunnel".

Walking back from the race, people stood and clapped as we walked by. It was incredible. Then at dinner, when we walked into the restaurant, everyone cheered. They welcomed each participant the same way. It is by far the most energetic city for a race that I have ever seen. It is a memory that will be cherished for many years.

OK. Off to bed and a big breakfast in the morning. Already planning Big Sur.

Forward we go! May your roads, trails and pools be happy and safe and may they bring you peace of mind!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Sounds like a fantastic experience. Enjoy Big Sur! It is supposed a very scenic event.