I had an incredible time running the Boston BAA 5K and am excited to share a bit about the race with you all. I don’t often recap 5ks mostly because I find it hard to find anything interesting to say about them. However the BAA 5K is really just an amazing experience and I had to write this BAA 5K Recap because I want to be able to reflect back and remember this day.
As I’ve shared, I was in Boston for the week leading up to the marathon for a work conference. The buzz around town has been absolutely incredible. I’ve been able to watch from a front row seat as the city put in final preparations for the marathon.
I shared my splits on Instagram so I’ll just share that here with y’all. As it turned out, my official time was 25:23 – a new 5k PR!
“Right on Hereford, left on Boylston.” Had an amazing time running the #baa5k this morning. I may never be fast enough to run the Boston Marathon (but a gal can dream) so running that iconic finish really pumped me up. The course was SO crowded and that slowed down my first mile. Splits: 8:29/8:02/7:39. My watch says 25:34, which would be a PR – we’ll see what the official results say but either way, I’m pleased! #bostonstrong
Yes, the course was unbelievably crowded (I’ve learned that if I run this again, I’ll seed myself higher. I got in my proper corral – 8-8:59 mile and it was instantly clear that not many people did). But the feeling of making that turn from Hereford to Boylston and then running across the Boston Marathon finish line can not be overstated. It was incredible and I would definitely love to run this one again. The course is scenic and really lovely. We started and finished in the Boston Commons and it was just a delightful, flat race. A bunch of my teammates raced this one as well and it was so lovely to meet up with them post race!
I’m spectating the marathon tomorrow and CAN.NOT.WAIT. Come back this week for some thoughts on the whole amazing experience!
Have you raced Boston?