Boston’s Heartbreak Hill is legendary. What I didn’t realize until I got there last year is that the relentless, pounding downhills earlier in the race leave you quads exhausted by the time you hit the Newton hills.
Maintaining a smart pace early on even when it’s tempting to use the downhills to pick up the pace is key at Boston. This year, I resolved to have more left in the tank when I hit the hills. Last year, my splits went down the drain when I hit mile 20 and never recovered. Continue reading