Friday Slinks .... lets try to meet at the expo with Nodster (and anyone else who is about at the same time???) at 2ish .... assuming my flight lands on time and I can navigate myself there in a reasonable timeframe.
Pasta at 6 on the Saturday and Sunday pub in the arvo / evening has food. I trying to co-ordinate things so I don't have to head back to my hotel after the race (wash/change etc at a pal's hotel who is based close to the finish)
I'm tapering from now ..... it's been a long campaign for me. Final 20 miler (of 10) yesterday a real struggle. XC Met league on Saturday at "not very fast" pace which still took it's toll. I don't feel any fitter, I just feel like a slug, so I'm hoping the taper will help. It should do ..... i feel like i have done a lot of training since the beginning of June.
We're finalising a pub for post race (and post shower) drinks - will post the info on here later.
Some of us are going for a bite at an Italian restaurant in Little Italy for pre race carb load - it's supposed to be ok (according to NY friend) and it has gf options as well. You have to book http://emporiony.com/ we've booked for 6pm on the Saturday. let me know if you will be there and we can say hello.
Right, who's arriving JFK Friday lunchtime and wants to head to the expo from the airport? i want to be well clear of the expo and checked into my hotel by 5pm .... i don't fancy rush hour on a Friday in New York, or being at the Expo in the evening ... I'm sure it will be heavo.
Ha ha there's me trying to advise you and you're an Elite! (Amazing 6.40 btw) Should have figured that from the 2.30. We've a guy at my club who ran 6.50 this year he's a v50 but I'm not sure he was the quickest v50 on the day! Good luck.
As for the 50 dollar 5k yes its steep especially as one is unlikely to go all out if one is in the marathon. You'd be risking you chances of running your best marathon on the Monday. I plodded out just slower than marathon pace and soaked up the atmosphere which was very good and it was lovely weather (unlike 2 days later in the marathon).
I never run the day before a marathon but 2 days.... If you have the 50 spare then there's worst ways to spend your Saturday morning. Of course with Brexit and the pound collapse that 50 bucks feels more pricey these days.