JFK 50 Miler

August 29th, 2010 - Training - Tewskbury, MA - 3.1

Day 240 - Spent the morning timing a 5K/10K road race down near Hartford, CT. Over 1k runners showed up for this really well-organized event. The organizers of this race are the same people that put on the Hartford Marathon.

I discovered that the Hartford Marthon organizers had changed up the Hartford Marathon course for this year. I ran it last year with a time of 3:08, a week after I ran Portland in 3:07. I was trying to go for sub-3 hrs at Hartford, but that was just being unrealistic.

I checked out the new HM course and it looks like they've removed a lot of the annoying highway on and off ramps on the course, which I think will make the fast course even faster! RD asked if I was planning on running it this year. I told her that it wasn't my plan (didn't really enjoy my experience last year ), but might change my mind if there's a freebie in it for me...it's on my calendar now.

Oct 3rd - Pace Fil (sorry!) to a sub 3:20 at Maine Marathon

Oct 9th - Pace EJ (unbeknownst to him) to a 2:55 at Hartford

Oct 17th - Pace Cody and Andy at Baystate to BQ'er.

(A more runner friendly course, except for that last hill!)