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Mini Race Report - 2009 Boston Marathon - as recalled in 2012

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My first Boston... I was very excited to be there and kept thinking... Me? Here? With these fast people? I'm barely even a runner. Not sure how that happened, but I'll take it.

I ran a reasonably smart race. I could have gone out a little more conservatively, but for a second marathon, it was reasonably well run. I did slow a bit too much in the Newton hills (tried to go too fast up and didn't leverage the down enough). The additional training was a huge help in overcoming the newbie mistakes. In the end, I lost only 18 seconds off my first marathon, even given the poor execution of the hills.

One goal I had was to qualify for Boston at Boston... I did that, so was happy.

It was a fantastic experience and I knew I wanted to do it again. With the BQ so I knew I would run 2010 also.

2009 Boston Marathon Medal

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