Ran with the Saturday morning gang for the first time in a couple of months, due to not having a road race to train for and the holidays and so on. Running from the park to and around the waterfront and back, the youngsters did about 16 miles, while I did 12 and not overdo it today. Two of the guys in the group, Patrick and Dan, are training for Boston and this was one of the first runs of their training cycle. I’m anticipating great marathons in April from these guys, and it’ll be a treat to run some long and tempo runs with them. Both, in their twenties, have come a long way in the past couple of years and they’re only getting faster – having gotten their 5k’s down to 16:00. For me, no marathons this year, but training with these guys will keep the event in my heart and in my sights.