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RE: Wired's Nicholas Thompson on Boston: "It’s a terrible course if you want a personal best." Agree or Disagree

Downhill point to point wrote:

It's almost all downhill and point to point course. As long as the wind isn't too bad and it isn't 100°, one can easily PB on the course.


I pretty much agree. The one time I ran Boston the weather was good and I ran PR by several minutes. I will say, though, at the time I lived and trained in a relatively flat part of the country and did not do any hill training prior to Boston. Even though I ran well the last 3-4 miles were pretty rough as the Newton "hills" took a lot out of my legs. I do think the part of the race where those hills fall make the course a bit tougher if you're not a good hill runner or don't train for hills late in the race. It's not really a race I would choose if I was looking to PR now though. CIM, Chicago, Berlin, or London would be a better choice for an experineced runner looking to run fast.

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