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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:39

Hope everyone had a great time in Boston. The weather didn't help, but wasn't too bad in the end - not quite beating Manchester 2012.

I managed to set a new PB 3:02 faster than last year at 3:20:54 which put me 166/1500 in my M55 age group, so I'm fairly pleased with that. Negative split of 1:27. Average HR 85%.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:36

If it's not too late I think we need to pack rain gear!

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:56

I run by effort/HR (using the Feelrun MARCO method) so I simply adjust my hill pace to suit, but there is also a very nice pace calculator and text advice at

This reinforces the point that it is not so much the uphills you should worry about. It's how to get to the long downhill sections near the end without fried quads.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:24

IMO no in view of your background, but they come at a place where people are liable to be bonking anyway. I'd like to do Jungfrau myself - did Swiss Alpine a few years ago.

Basically, if you look at the Strava course and zoom in you see it start at about 28 km and go to 33.5 km. You can remember it because that starts at the only right-angle bend on the course, by the fire station. You know when you reach there you'll have what we'd call a modest climb. (there is one hill just before that too). Then it's coast downhill to the finish

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 12:36

SM: watching that speeded up film is very interesting but at the same time scares me shitless and I have run it twice already! If you're not nervous before, you will be after watching that. The second frightener is how long the bus ride takes to the start, all the time thinking: I've got to run back from this :O

Best GPS watch for ultras

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:06

GeeeM would you mind checking whether the 310XT still continues an activity even when charging on the go with powermonkey? Thanks.

I'm not sure but when this issue came up somewhere a few months ago, I have a suspicion that the feature was messed with in a firmware update, but I read so many reviews it could be another one I moved away from the 310XT simply because the strap-mount broke the same way twice, so I thought I would try the 220. But I miss my breadcrumb trail and display of HR% so I'm thinking of buying a 310XT again. I do long distance paths with run/walk in summers and I'd like to be sure this charging feature still works.

Best GPS watch for ultras

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:53

Further to Booktrunk's comments, when the charger is connected, you can use the mode button to page away from the charging display to the normal stats. It's a bit fiddly with the charging clip in place but you can do it. (Caveat: I haven't used a 310XT for some months so let's hope any firmware updates haven't changed this feature.)

Goal setting

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:56

Two suggestions: use Strava to set personal goals, interact with social groups and compete over running segments. Or secondly, choose a race, get a training plan for it, then follow that plan.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:16

Won't be able to make the expo until Saturday. If anyone is thinking of buying special edition shoes, eg Saucony Kinvara Boston edition, then do it early, as they tend to sell out. At least they did last year.

The weather's been so nice I have only tapered down to 65 km last week. Hopefully that is enough. I really want to keep a streak of at least 5 km per day going, but that's not so smart before an event :/

Running in fuertaventura

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 11:57

You can work out where people run or bike or both with Strava's heatmap

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