Hope for the best – have a plan for the not so good – so you can deal with it not dwell on it!
Let’s start off by saying that the Baystate Marathon is an incredibly well designed, well thought out, organized race. It is truly a race FOR RUNNERS by RUNNERS.
I never had to stop because of a car, or got stuck in “people traffic”. It was seamless, from the beautiful voices of the little girls singing the national anthem and the start of the gun, to the well planned water stops that appeared for you EXACTLY when you need them: this is a wonderful race and I highly recommend it. Its course is scenic and mostly flat. AND you conveniently finish in the same area that you begin: this means NO waiting around for your bus to shuffle you back to the start/finish. It’s wonderful!!
For me, It wasn’t my “perfect race day.” You can’t plan everything, and that is why I always make sure to continue to train-even if…
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