Sunday, March 22, 2015
despite the decidedly unspring-like weather (below freezing at the start), it was a great day to run a 30k! the 2015 edition of the boston blowout was run as three 10k loops instead of the more familiar double 15k loop. as a result, when we turned around at the 4 mile mark - instead of continuing down the road as we would have under the old course, got that strange feeling that we were somehow running fewer miles - ha. that is until the 3rd loop, when i lost a lot of steam in the last 5k and the number of loops didn't really matter - just getting in the last 3 miles did :O
the weather did cause a course modification - we didn't get to run the short trail portion because the ground conditions were pretty bad. the more interesting aspect was the addition of 10k splits - which was pretty neat. since there were runners covering 10k, 20k, and 30k distances out on the course, it made sense to collect the split times for everyone - it certainly was great to have them as part of the results!
as for my race, the splits showed my 10k loops were roughly 52, 54 and 56 minutes - the last pretty much captured how i bonked over the last 5k of the final go around. even so, the 2:43:30 finish wasn't that far off the sub-2:40 mark that i had targeted. all in all, it was a good day :D
here are the race results from clubct.