Weather's still looking a bit grim over there, the snow obviously actually have any effect on the race itself (unless it continues into April!) but I hope its long gone by the time we arrive, purely from a tourist point of view!
Looks like the Celtics are making a late play-off push too which could be encouraging...
Ooh I might pop into the pre-race party for a mooch when it opens then, think it's about 4.30pm on the Sunday.
Likewise, has anyone been to the 'Mile 27' post-race party? Says it was an 'open ball-park' at Fenway Park last year, surely they don't actually let you out onto the turf? Looking to make a big night of it after the race, I assume everywhere in the centre is rammed with people celebrating.....?
Also, how was the bus-ride from Boston out to Hopkinton? Good natured or is everyone all nervous? And am I right in thinking it's about an hour, getting you to the Athletes Village a couple of hour prior to the start?
Whats actually in the 'village'? Any freebies coffee-wise?!
Apologies for the complete lack of contribution on my behalf, hardly get on the laptop nowadays and attempting to get on here on my old iPhone is a complete lost cause!
Nice to see folk's training coming along well, not too bad at my end, just permanently adopting a 'proceed with caution' approach to the whole thing, avoiding injury is #1!
I must say though, that I'm ridiculously excited by the entire thing, from the flight, to the weekend itself, and the sheer volume of gluttony I'll be indulging in the aftermath! We flu out from Leeds Bradford on Friday morning, change in Dublin then direct to Logan from there, land 2pm.
Saturday morning we're both doing the 5K, outrageously steep at $50 (£33!) for a 5K but I know I'd be itching if I were there and had to just watch. Will treat it either as a trot or maybe at race-pace depending on how I'm feeling. Will have a good mooch around the Expo in the afternoon.
Sunday we'll go for a VERY light jog around, maybe follow the 'Freedom Trail' I've read about before resting up and attempting to avoid eating a load of crap in the process....when I'm bored I eat!
Monday, well, we know what Monday entails.
Like Jimbob I was right keen to take in some of the sporting fixtures but the NFL season is over, as will be the NHL by then. The NBA playoffs will have started but it looks like the Celtics are pretty poor this year and might not make it that far.
Obviously theres the baseball on the Friday and the morning of the marathon. We'll be a little pre-occupied for the latter and I'm a bit deterred by the fact that the Friday game is Pre-Marathon. If I'm going to watch the Red Sox I want the full experience- BOOZE, HOT-DOGS, PRETZELS etc, not exactly good tactics 48 hours to race day!
Also enjoy reading tips etc from those who've run before on practicality issues etc, I'm a bit of a research geek and love a bit of pre-race info! More to the point, I assume Boston has a fairly decent boozing scene?! We don't fly back until Friday 24th so want to get in as much as we can......!