Gotta love the taper! Today, any of us running Boston in a week only had to do 12 miles, while the rest of the marathon training group was doing 20 miles. I ram with Dave Ladoucer for pretty much the entire rum. We kept it loose the whole way, but averaged 8:10 per mile. Here are our splits:
My hamstring was barely noticable, except on the very steep hills. But even then I was able to bound up them better than in previous weeks.
I'm now narrowing in on a strategy for Boston - targeting a 3:30 finish time if every thing goes perfectly, but expecting a 3:40 to 3:50. And if I am sub:3:40, I will be very pleased! 7 more sleeps!