thanks for your comments about Boston, Jake and all. We will see. Its a game time decision. If the leg muscles are fully healed then its a go. i am probably stronger(physically) than I was last year when i ran 2:33 after running the Cherry Blossom and National Marathon. In fact, before the National and Boston I felt terrible but did well. There is something about Boston that brings out the best and makes one forget about all else. The crowds, the tradition, the women at Wesley college, the homeward stroll coming onto Boylston st. and ramming it home. Nothing else like it. There is nothing like the finish. Sort of like entering the roman Colosseum with the crowds screaming and going wild. Luke, you will have a blast.
At this point, its about mental confidence and believing that the hamstring issue is truly resolved.
As for Cherry Blossom, i will be out there to cheer the troops. Steve Meinelt is running it as well and might be the top American.