Im in the same boat will be doing it for the first time as well so looking for advice.
So far I have worked out that you book your travel through your New York Road Runners account, -- at present there is no option to so presume that will come live once the ballot has been drawn. The travel options are 1st come 1st served so keep checking your account.
People who have previously done the marathon tell me to stay in Manhatten because this is where the buses depart from, sadly I've already booked an apartment in Brooklyn :\.
will keep an eye on this thread as am keen to get it right as well.
Thanks Booktruck, does sound like the fenix 3 is a proper improvement on the 2.
i used to have a 610 which was a great watch, except running in the rain with a touch screen
on a side point when i smashed my 610 and garmin sent me a recon one for 75 quid I thought that was fantastic customer service, when they send me a recon fenix 2 which fails under warranty I feel a bit resentful!!
I too wonder about Fenix 3 versus ambit 3 or even ambit 4 which is probably not far down the road.
i have a fenix 2, which I've had to return twice under warranty.... I suspect the software is too much for the hardware but what do I know. Even when it was working I found the grey on black didplay a nightmare to read when running.
i have put the latest 'new' one garmin have sent me on ebay and am torn about putting the money I get for it towards an ambit 3 whiich people rave about or wait for the fenix 3 which sounds great on paper but am put off by my experience of shocking reliability with the fenix 2.
would appreciate proples thoughts and experiences???