Had an fair run today at the Providence Cox Sport Marathon in Rhode Island. This incarnation of the 26.2 miler has become a popular post-Boston Marathon event. I should not have been surprised at the large number Boston registrants — in addition to hope-to-be qualifiers — who were in Providence today. I ran Boston three weeks ago as a training run for Providence (it is a loooong story). But this year’s Patriots Day run was one of the hottest on record … temps in the upper 80′s. Over 2,000 runners did not start the Boston Marathon, and almost no runner ran the time they’d hoped for. So, Providence was a viable, nearby option for a better experience.