1. My time was 5 minutes faster than my qualifying Quebec City marathon.
2. My average heart rate was 164 bpm.
3. According to my Polar RCX5, I burned 2,557 kcal.
4. I finished in 2,880 th place, out of 31,931 runners.
5. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t consider any follow-on sporting events for at least one week.
6. I took a leak (ninja style) in the starting corral about 5 minutes for our 10AM start. I didn’t have to pee again until 4:30 PM. I may have been a little dehydrated.
7. My co-worker hosted me at her house in Hopkinton, 1/4 mile from the start. It was a pleasant, relaxed way to start the race and gave me the chance to squeeze in an extra cup of coffee.
8. In Quebec, my quads started to fail with 10 miles to go. In Boston, it was 4 miles. If I were to do a few more marathons, I might make it to the finish, but see point 5. See also next point.
9. I started training in earnest for Boston only 10 weeks beforehand. I rarely ran more than 3 times/week. I may have been a little undertrained for running (though I had plenty of skiing).
10. The hardest part of the Marathon was going DOWN the stairs into the T-station after the race.