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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 02:30

btw ,  everyone have a great race, pace it well, and above all, enjoy it. It's not a pb course but it is the holy grail.

Boston Baby

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 02:28

Cheers Carl. 

Great to meet Stephen the other day for a pre flight pint to settle the jitters. Been having a lovely time here. It's awesome the atmosphere is so good. Had a relaxing 5k race in lovely weather on Saturday. All organized for the race alarm set for 4.30.

guys for post race drinks, just get yourself up to the Marriott Copley sports bar. The food is good and priced ok. I'll head there, I'll be wearing an Adidas purple jacket with pink stripes on the arms (wah!) ... Seriously i'll wear both the medal and the 5k medal and sunglasses on head. And my sexy new green and gold brooks trainers that i bought from expo.  There's wifi in the bar as well so I will check into this thread when I get there. Pop along and let's drink the beers and eat the burgers we deserve! 

Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 23:32

Evening All,just finishing up packing for Boston, leaving the house early tomorrow - 11am flight. Not really looking forward to the flight but really looking forward to the weekend in Bosti. had a bit of taper madness so not been able to come on here. Only just started to feel a bit fresher in the the last couple of runs, have felt knackered since Reading, followed by the 24 miler. Hopefully i'll not be sh!t on Monday. Will aim for "running well" and to execute good race strategy, which is hold back for the first 5 or 6 miles, increase a bit after that, take the hills slower, and hopefully have enough to leather it home if my quads can take it on the downhill.

Red Sox game tomorrow. Good luck fellow marathoners this weekend at Manchester.

Really looking forward to hanging with you peeps at the Red Lion next week.

See you on the other side

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:42

oh ball ache ... better pack an extra pair of shoes then


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:26

cheers Andy!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:45

I'm in at 80 euros! going for my MDP hattrick!

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 10:41

OK SM i'll look out for you I expect to go through security around 9 so i'll sit around there. I'll be Team GB 2012 jacket. Keep your eyes on this thread as well with the smartphone.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:51
Stephen Malcolm wrote (see)

Another dafty doing Boston/London. I made it in through the ballot. I'll probably pace make for a friend who wants to break 3:40.

I'm on the late morning BA flight on Friday, and hope to make the Expo in the Afternoon. I'm also planning a gentle jog through the Newton Hills between Woodlands 'T'' and Boston College on Saturday morning.

Sunday morning at the expo was very quiet, a lot easier to look around. They have a large screen showing various Boston themed films including a speeded up drive through of the course. It didn't really do justice to the hills though.

Stephen, if you are on the Heathrow late morning flight, meet for a pre-flight coffee and banter maybe?

my Saturday gentle jog will be the Boston 5k with a pal.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:54
AA I'm based in North London. Had a corker at Reading a couple of weeks back. Good luck with the double header. If you are about on Friday arvo with Hubby we'll try to hello maybe. I'll be at expo Friday arvo around 3-4 ish in London 2012 team GB jacket.

Taper is going alright. I feel like a blob.

Knocked my knee at work today on a sticky out metal thing. It's bruised and sore. Planning 6 miles "whatever pace" in the morning.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 00:39

Always Aching. Welcome - 18 marathons! Blimey! 

Our paths may have crossed over the years, I've ran a fair few Reading halves and Abingdon back in Oct.

I've never ran back to backers and people at my club say I am mad to do it. I realise they are probably right, but I had the London place and although I ran the BQ I never knew I would get it for sure, so London was my backup, with so many pals taking part it seems a shame to waste it. I plan to race Boston, and "have fun" at London if the legs permit it, Stop for a few selfies, a quick pint etc.  Worst case scenario, I wake up on the day and decide not to do it and just go down and support.  

5 more days till I fly. Another run crossed off the plan, gentle 11 mile "taper" run - no pace, just enjoying the sunshine with a couple of clubmates. Came back home to stalk all my mates' brilliant progress in various marathons, mainly Paris, also representation in Vienna, Brighton and Worcester. Marathon Season is truly upon us and next week it's OUR TURN.

I'm not quite sure how I'm going to run my "planned" pace. My legs don't feel anywhere near it at the moment. Managed a few miles of it earlier in the week but it was such an effort. Thou shall have faith in the Taper and que sera etc. Two more short runs to go, then the Boston 5k with a mate, then Boston Baby ....

I'll be at the Expo on Friday Arvo - anyone else plan to be there then?

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