Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Boston thoughts

Shannon and I spent Monday morning watching the Boston Marathon on Universal Sports and tracking about 20 of our friends out there running.

Congrats to all the finishers. Godiva had a good showing with the mens masters team taking 6th place.

The announcers of the race said some interesting things. I remember two things in particular.
  1. Compared to most other marathons, the Boston hills are "The Rocky Mountains".
  2. The runners are slower at the start in Hopkington because it is a higher elevation and the "air is thinner up there"
Speaking of mountains, I would also like to congratulate Aqua Josh for his 3:43 and 1st in his age group at the Blue Ridge Marathon.

To put his achievement in perspective, I will leave you with a profile comparison of Blue Ridge and Boston:

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