The race of my dreams has come and gone. Well...maybe that's a little dramatic but it was an AMAZING DAY!! The weather was way warmer than what I had trained for. The day before the race (Easter Sunday) was in the 80s. I did a shakeout run in the late afternoon and felt "woozy" from the heat but was hoping the temperatures wouldn't carry into the next day.
I got up at my normal work time (6:30 AM) which really helped my sleep (I'm a terrible pre-race sleeper.) I had my normal breakfast of eggs and coffee...probably should have had a banana here for the extra potassium but didn't. I made my way over to my friend's house and we uber'ed with some other friends over to the bus pickup/bag drop off.
From there we took the bus to Hopkinton to wait around until our waves. I had about 3 hours to wait until my wave/corral got called up. In that time I ate my apple sauce, drank a ton of Base Hydro and water, peed about ten times, and hung out with the people on the left. After they all took off (I have speedy friends!) I found another girl from my charity, so I never had to wait alone and get nervous.
Overall I'm happy with my time of 3:40:19 even though I was foiled in my (secret) BQ attempt. To anyone running the Boston Marathon in the future, I suggest practicing a lot of downhill running.
Any suggestions for which race I should run to find that BQ?
Some more great/terrible/entertaining pictures for your viewing pleasure: