I’ve had this book sitting in my pile o running books to read for a while now. I finally got around to reading it this week. At 134 pages it is a very quick read. I finished it in two nights.
As the title indicates the book provides an account of the 2013 Boston Marathon from the perspective of people who participated in the race. It was the first I read of the experiences of the people who were running that day.
It starts out at the beginning of race day and introduces the reader to a number of runners as they make their way from the start in Hopkinton to Boston. If you have not run Boston it gives you a good idea of what the experience would be like due to the way Hal Higdon describes the course and the crowds along the course.
Hal Higdon did a good job capturing the spirit of the day with this book. I would recommend picking up a copy if you want to learn more about what turned out to be a tragic day.
It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.
Here are this weekâ€™s storiesâ€¦.
An oral history of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
A story on Reid Coolsaet’s efforts to break the Canadian men’s record in the marathon.
Looking to do a beer mile? Here are some tips.
This post was a good reminder that it was time for me to go through my own drawer of running clothes.
Here are some useful thoughts on planning a marathon if your finishing time is important.
Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.