Who was that guy leading the first 21 miles of the Boston Marathon? CJ Albertson, of course! We at Team RunRun knew who that rockstar runner and coach was! Read on for CJ’s Boston Marathon Race Report.
Race: Boston Marathon
Runner: CJ Albertson
Race Date: 10/11/2021
Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/6097591246
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
1. Leading the first 21 Miles.
2. Interacting with the crowd.
3. Blasting down the hills.
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
You can’t complain about anything in Boston.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Train for the downhills.
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
There’s a lot of downhill; train for the downhills.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
Did I mention there’s downhills! Lots of downhills!
Competition – Is there a strong field?
It’s not bad 🙂
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Best water passers in the world!
Weather and typical race conditions
Could literally be any weather. But October, 11th 2021 was very nice.
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?
Brooks jersey, Brooks shorts, Hyperion Elite 2’s.
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
My friends (and complete strangers) told me they had a wonderful time watching on TV 🙂
How’s the Swag?
Not as good as Brooks.
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?