Above: Boston Marathon Confirmation Card
I am feeling better about my trip to Boston. I managed to ascertain a hotel room for $120.00 per night at the Courtyard Marriott in Westborough, which is just 5 miles from the starting line. I could not get a room for less than $225 in downtown Boston. But, I booked this room months ago. The race runs from Hopkinton to Boston. If we can manage to stay a night with my teaching colleague, Mrs. Chili, this will make a difference, too. Plane tickets are now in hand. Now, all that is left is training (see training blog here). I am easily running close to 90 miles per week. After my afternoon recovery run tonight, I will have accumulated 58 miles this week. I am set to run 100 miles this week.
While doing an easy 6 mile recovery AM run today, I ran into a guy that teaches at the Kinkaid School here in Houston. He qualified and ran it last year. We spent a good 30 minutes chatting about Boston, our training, and our place of employment. He suggested that we get together and talk more about the Boston experience. I am looking forward to that conversation.