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New York 2016

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 18:28

I'm in Orange Wave One Corral A. Anyone any idea what this actually means?! Top/bottom deck of the bridge? Near the front? ?

New York 2016

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:13

Four weeks today. Ace!

Hows everyone getting on? I've seemingly been chugging along alright but missed my goal time at the Yorkshire 10 Miler today by 5 seconds, 1:00:05. FIVE SODDING SECONDS. More frustrating than anything but not too discouraging with NYC with the horizon. 

Ooh, may have to start making restaurant reservations this week too...

New York 2016

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:56

I am WELL excited!


Slinky - I was counting down the days to last years Boston from the moment I got the confirmation email.

New York 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:16

Anyone in for the 5K on the Saturday morning? Bit steep at $50 but I always like these 'breakfast run' type events, good to have a bit of a recce of the finish area too...


New York 2016

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 18:56

I really like the way its written too, really casual and despite having the title of 'ADVANCED marathoning' everything is explained and simplified in a way that's easy to understand. And as I say, the principals can be applied to everything from 5K up to the marathon

New York 2016

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 09:50

I'm with slinky with the Pftzinger & Douglas plan. Combined it with my own experience and saw improvements from the marathon right down to 5K.

NYC will be my ninth (I think) marathon

1. Edinburgh - 3:20

2. Barcelona - 3:18

then started with the P&D stuff

3. Paris - 3:06

4. Milan - 3:03

5. London - Paced for RW at 3:30, a week after Milan, came in at 3:29

6. Boston - 2:55

7. Frankfurt - Paced my missus to 4:25

8. London - 2:57

It's obviously each to their own, but P&D certainly worked for me!

New York 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 10:00

Thanks DonkDonk, very informative and just what we're after, any other advice/tips you can offer on the practicalities of the day (which seem as challenging as the running itself?!) would be greatly appreciated......

Anyone have an idea of how the course compares in difficulty to Boston?

New York 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 20:04

Can any previous participants shed any light on the baggage situation?

My original plan was for the Mrs to bring me some warm clothes after the race so I wouldnt have to check a bag, obviously that's changed now that she's running too. I understand the bag option entails about 30 mins extra walking, yet as we'll be around a hour apart in finishing times, and she'll start later, the walk would probably do me good.

Therefore, the NEW plan was that I WAS going to check a bag, take some stuff for her too, and she was just going for the poncho option.

However, after researching the two options, the general consensus seems to be that the bag-check is a very BAD option as A) you have to be at the start earlier to check it in, B) It's tiny and you can barely fit anything in it, and C) there's no guarantee (!) that it'll actually be there at the end....!

I'd just go with the poncho option for both of us but am weary that I'll be waiting around for her for some time at the Finish, and I'm keen to avoid a repeat of Boston last year with the monsoon, wind and low temperatures. Despite being back in the hotel within 10 mins of finishing, and getting a mylar blanket, I got a hefty viral infection which took me six months to shift!

Just worried the weather could be the same (it is NYC in November after all) and we end up out in the cold for hours after. Folk on the US Runners World site have suggested meeting back at the apartment (which is near Times Sq) but I'd like to be near the Finish for her and don't really want her wandering the streets alone, after 26miles! 

Any suggestions from those in the know?

New York 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:57

Cheers mate, and well done to you too, grand work. I feel like I've been 'spoilt' by Boston last year as I found London to be a tad insignificant in relation! I'm hoping NYC will put that right!

New York 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:16

The Mrs is in for New York now! She came to London at the weekend for my race and generally just got wound up that she wasn't doing it herself!

As it's our honeymoon we figured it was worth it to shell out for a place for her through Sport Tours International, we'll probably not get the chance to do it again for about 25 years! As we've already got our flights and hotel booked, she took the cheapest option of three nights accommodation (in a shared-room with a stranger?!) and race entry. We'll simply just not use the hotel they include, incase it's got a bathtub then I'll be straight in there for a bath afterwards

We ran the Frankfurt Marathon together in October so I've no worries about her doing the distance, however I'm planning on 'having a go' in NY so we'll be around 1.5hrs apart in terms of finishing times. Therefore the logistics and practicalities of how we'll meet up etc may be sometime of a challenge.....

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