My official finish time was 1:51:24 for what Boston measures at 13.1 miles (Garmin Forerunner 305 says 13.18 miles, but who is counting?). That puts me at roughly 8:27 minutes/mile. That makes my pace a full 20 seconds per mile FASTER than I need for a Boston Qualifying time in the 26.2 distance. Not to mention, that is a personal best (a.k.a. PR) by more than 6 minutes (last year's time 1:57:10). Hooray!
I did learn an important and very valuable lesson on Saturday: I do not find it hard or difficult to run 13 miles. I did find it challenging to run 13 miles in what is a FAST time FOR me. Yikes! I definitely needed the off day Sunday to rest and walk. No strenuous anything was going on with these legs. Today, however, is a different story. I will be on the bike soon for about 35-45 miles depending on time. Gotta love it!