Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BAA 5K Recap

A fun race and beautiful day in Boston
Over the weekend I ran the BAA 5K. The first time I ran this race was in 2009, which was the inaugural race. The finish line in 2009 was the Boston Marathon finish line - which was awesome. However, due to huge demand (there were over 9,000 runners this year), the BAA switched the course a few years ago. Now it starts and ends at the Boston Common, but everyone still gets to run through the Boston Marathon finish line on the awesome - and very, very flat course.

As I said, this year's race had a LOT of runners, which made for a very crowded and difficult start, especially with three quick turns before reaching Commonwealth Ave. After that it started to spread out and I was able to get into a comfortable pace. The weather was amazing - one of those perfect spring days in Boston.

After the race we made our way over to the marathon expo to check out the scene. It was just starting to get really crowded (like always), so we didn't stay too long.

Overall, it was a great way to start the day, and weekend.