So Long as You Do Not Stop

MIT, Cambridge, MA

Currently: relaxing before the Boston Marathon tomorrow. It’s supposed to be very hot. Check out this strongly-worded announcement from the Boston Athletic Association.

I took this picture earlier while wandering around Cambridge. This is on MIT’s campus. I liked how alien the construction looked – like something beings from another planet would have built. When I think about the warm race tomorrow, my mental picture is tinted this hot orange color.

From the announcement:

The weather situation continues to be a significant concern for Boston Marathoners. We have determined that the race will occur in a “red zone” which is considered an increased risk but acceptable for high-level elite runners. However, it is not considered safe for unfit and novice runners.

Those who are running the race should run much slower, adding several minutes to your per mile pace.

One of my friends posted this quote the other day, referring to something unrelated to running. It’s attributed to Confucius, but not by anyone legitimate. (Does anyone know who said it?)

It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop.

In short, that’s my strategy for tomorrow. I was never planning to run fast, and, based on this weather forecast, it’s probably better that way.

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