It’s the peak of marathon training and I’d be lying if I said Boston isn’t on my mind almost all the time. It feels so real now. I spent a lot of weeks slowly building up my mileage after being injured, to get to where I’m at now, and it feels like I’m actually going to make it (knock on wood).
The great thing about Boston is the consistency. The course doesn’t change, there will always be people who’ve run it once, twice, ten times. It’s an event that brings both runners and spectators together every year. I’m really looking forward to meeting up with so many of you wonderful blogger friends that I’ve gotten to know over the year and a half that I’ve been blogging :)
I’m feeling physically prepared, but now I’m starting to mentally prepare myself for the real deal and this is where I want your help! If you’ve run Boston before, or know a thing or two about the experience, do you mind sharing a few pearls of wisdom? Experience is knowledge, and I want to soak up as much of your advice as I can before April 18th!
1. What’s the biggest advice you have about running the Boston marathon?
2. Temperature: how hot/cold/wet is it usually?
3. What clothes do you recommend wearing to the start (while you’re waiting around after getting off the buses)? Do you recommend staying warm before the start with a space blanket that you can just toss, or Good Will clothing that you can strip off and ditch?
4. If you could have done anything differently, what would it have been?
5. Fuel belt: bring it or leave it?
6. In your opinion, what’s the most memorable part of the course? Why?
If there’s anything else advice-wise that comes to mind, please, don’t hesitate to let know me! I’m curious and excited and looking forward to hearing what all you runners have to say!
Thanks in advance!