With the Boston Half Marathon quickly approaching, our training schedule has reached its peak. Saturday was our longest scheduled run, and we truly felt it was a make or break week for us. It was the gut-check that we needed to pass in order to feel prepared for race day.
It was a cold and rainy morning. The temperature was barely into the 50s. We woke up, and delayed our start until about 10:00 am. The radar looked like it was going to clear up a little bit, and the risk of thunderstorms had mostly passed. I loaded up my running belt with 20 oz of ice water, and two types of energy shot blocks, and we set out into the morning. The air was cold enough that it was actually a little bit uncomfortable at first, and it took about a mile until I fully warmed up, or at least stopped caring that it was cold out. (for more of the post, jump to after the break… warning.. a gross picture is attached)