Hi all, glad to have found the Boston forum! Getting really excited now but also a bit nervous about the hilliness of the course as where I live is pancake flat. I've been doing my longer runs on hillier routes, but does anyone have any advice about how bad the Boston hills are? Not sure whether to swap my weekly speed sessions for some hill repeats.
Ghost 5s are good neutral cushioned shoes, I had the 4s as well and never had any hint of knee pain since using them so would definitely recommend them. Quite light too.
Leisa- I found Pfitzinger's plans a bit complicated so switched to Hal Higdon's Advanced 1 training plan which I really liked. I dont consider myself an advanced runner at all but the plan has a nice variety of runs to stop it getting too boring. Used Mike Grattons sub 4 hr plan before that and that's good too. I've just ordered Richard Nerurkar's book so might give that a go for London.
Wow some awesome times done today, well done everybody!
I have a shiny new PB of 3hrs 41mins 25secs, the last 3 miles destroyed me and my pace dropped right off but so pleased with the time. Couldn't get rid of an annoying stitch either, have never had that before.