Friday, April 13, 2007

Why not PR at Boston?

I believe runners are hopeful people. We hope to run and race well even when adverse conditions such as, bad weather, injuries, poor diet, or any other unplanned events try to dash our hopes of obtaining a PR. We are blessed with the gift of good health and should perform to the best of our ability. It is hope that carries us beyond pain and all adversities.

Our hope is based on:
The consistent hours of running, strength training, and cross-training.
The new physique, after shedding a few extra pounds, and having more muscle tone.
The faster times of intervals, tempos, and long runs during training.
The encouragement given to us by our family and friends, telling us, we can do it.

It is through experience that our hope is confirmed.
It is through experience we gain confidence and are determined to meet our goal of setting a PR.

I would like to wish great success to all those running the Boston Marathon with me this coming Monday.

My goal will be to break 3 hours, which will be a PR.

14 comments:

Brian said...

Take it easy up front and save some gas for the heartbreak series of hills starting in Newton! You'll have no problem finishing strong given the crowd support!

E-Speed said...

I'll be sending you thoughts of tailwainds!

Brian is right, don't get too swept up during the first 13. It is so easy to go out fast and pay at Boston. You know the pace you are going for. Stick to it and you will feel great on the hills and you will get that PR!

The Salty One said...

Go Papa Louie!! I will be thinking about you out there. I'm hoping to come in 10 minutes behind you!!! Good Luck! May all those meterologists be wrong!

GP said...

Have a great BOSTON MARATHON, Louie! Rain or shine, it's still the marathon. And you're in it!

Best wishes for a great trip and race!

Charlie said...

Have a great race.
What is your Bib Number?.

Tri-Dummy said...

Sub 3...Sub 3...Sub 3...

miss petite america said...

i'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'll be following along!

JeffM said...

You seem to be capable of almost anything- so a sub-3 is very possible. Good luck!!!

colleen said...

Go Papa Louie!

Lana said...

Good Luck Papa Louie! I'll be tracking you today!!

TriSaraTops said...

Great job Papa Louie--can't even imagine the conditions! Recover well and looking forward to the report!

qcmier said...

Great job at Beantown!!!

miss petite america said...

awesome! freakin! job! today!

how is it you can run a full marathon in the time it takes me to run a half?!?

Lana said...

AWESOME JOB!! Enjoy the recovery!