The BAA 5k was an overall great experience and I'm really happy I did it! The race started and finish at the Boston Common and our hotel, The Park Plaza was steps away. I love the Boston Common!
I didn't do gear check since I had my husband. There were plenty of porta potties, but they had run out of toilet paper.
I found the 7:00 minute corral and hopped in. It was definitely a crowded race. There were 10,000 runners and it was self seeding, so the first mile was very crowded and full of many different paces. This made it very difficulties maintain an even solid pace. I felt like a Ping pong ball bouncing back and forth looking for openings. I was getting really stressed out but then decide to just relax, back off the pace and enjoy the sights.
It was a beautiful course and so neat to run along the same path that the marathon would run on Monday. So many businesses had signs out supporting the runners...it was amazing!
I finished without a PR but still happy. I ran without a phone so I had a hard time finding my people at the end, but luckily we all did. Was so great to see my friends Laura and Christine who live in the area. Great race ladies!
I also ran into fellow blogger, Pavement Runner! Thanks to him for the pic!
I couldn't stay in the finish area too long, as I had a 10am group run with Team Nuun. So I ran the mile or so down Newbury Street to meet up with them.
We met at the Tracksmith pop up shop and took a 3 mile loop out to the water and back. Thanks to Jody from CrossMyHeartFitness for the photo.