31 - Boston Marathon - Richie Szeliga

In this episode of the Pursuit of the Perfect Race, I talk with my athlete and friend Richie Szeliga about his race at the Boston Marathon.  He talks about the mindset going into such a daunting race with terrible weather. Richie also goes over his nutrition plan and his plan for clothing during the race.  But most importantly the mental game during the race itself.  He talks about the confidence of how hitting good splits can change your attitude and make the little voices go away. The crowds in Boston were in full effect in the rain.  No weather can hold the residents of Boston inside.  Richie talks about some added carbs at the bottom of Heartbreak Hill.  In the end he walks away with a Personal Record for the Boston Marathon Course.


Weather that day:  40s, wind chill in the 30s, with heavy rain throughout.

Age on Race Day: 25

Run:  2:55:23


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Mentioned on this episode:

Saucony:  https://www.saucony.com

Base Performance:  https://www.baseperformance.com/

Boston Marathon:  www.baa.org

Base Salt:  https://www.baseperformance.com/products/base-electrolyte-salt-4-vials

Near the Finish line

Near the Finish line