|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - March 31 2012 : 17:40:01
Who are the local Boston participants this year?
Enjoy watching the race, but even better tracking the locals and their progress.
|16 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - April 22 2012 : 14:01:17
Congrats to all who finished and braved the heat.Thanks for the link on heat.. good info. Was nice to meet some new and of course "old" runners from WNY in Beantown. Patty O and I ran our 1st Boston in 2000 and 12 years later were able to reconnect. I was able to root on Scott around mile 10 as I was part of the "droves" of people he was passing.
Was very glad to have earned a front corral spot and got to Hi-5 the elites as they came out for start. National Anthem and just chatting to some of the guys.. a 2:26 guy.. a 4:30 1/2 Ironman guy. France, Spain, Columbia..... awesome people.
My 1st marathon in 99' was Buffalo and it was HOT. Rich Clark egged me on at mile 25 to finish.... a bit woozy.. I clamored in to a sub 4 effort. The medical staff helped me in and after some long breaths and a bit of water, told me if I didn't start drinking more they would have to IV me. H2O it was! I think it was mid 70's and sunny.
Boston was different as everyone at start had drank so much we ALL were saying at start.. we had to go already. Miles 5-10 were 1st stop on side for quick release. Then though followed by #2 and gatorade/water mixes at every stop... lead to throwing up by 11. Josh Demars... bumped into at 8km exactly and we were joking about how we used to not be able to run an 8km in 30 min. Well.. mile 14 was it for me.. I wasn't asked if I wanted and IV.. I was given one.. with cold sweat goose bumps and retaining zero fluids. A big DNF!
Notes for future Boston folks.. stay at the Hostelling International.. it's 1/2 to finish and $49 a night... 5/6 bunks in my room were runners and the after party at the House of Blues and Femway was sweet with runners from around the globe. Also danced it up with Matthew Kisorio. 10th place overall.. and sub 60 min 1/2 guy.
Boston and it's crowds are one of a kind. Truely the greateste race on earth. Oh.. stop and kiss the Wellesley girls too. Better luck to those next year.. will try Boston again sometime.. maybe 2020!
WAR Freezy Pops(mile 110
||Posted - April 20 2012 : 15:09:44
Tony, don't ever talk like that again.
||Posted - April 19 2012 : 14:10:37
...Scotty S...gnar gnar for real real no play play...nice job at Beantown...
||Posted - April 18 2012 : 07:58:48
I also want to thank mustang and Ed for hanging out all weekend and showing me around. It made the whole weekend more enjoyable and a lot easier less stressful.
||Posted - April 18 2012 : 07:56:54
Mark, I ran pretty consistently throughout the race until mile 25. I drank at every mile and doused myself at every official water stop and at some of the additional water stops set up by the locals. Since i was in the 4th corral, I went out slow and under control.
Around mile 10 I started passing people in droves and ran very well through the Newton Hills. I was surprised when I crested Heartbreak Hill because I expected it to be worse given its legend.
I started to tire around mile 23 but pushed on, then I died at the 25 mile mark and ran over 8:30 for the next mile and lost the chance to break 3.
Overall it was a great experience: the race, the expo, the town, the spectators.
||Posted - April 17 2012 : 14:08:22
Buffalo Area Finishers: http://buffalorunners.com/results/2012/boston12_buffalo.htm
||Posted - April 16 2012 : 19:06:45
We've posted many of the local runners in Boston on the list on the blog -- http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sports_ink/2012/04/local-boston-marathon-results.html . If we missed anyone, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take a look. Thanks.
||Posted - April 16 2012 : 17:27:40
Solid effort to survive and finish. Looks like the weather was a huge factor. Looking forward to those who ran to comment on the race. Congrats everyone.
||Posted - April 16 2012 : 14:32:48
11 184 Chichester, Tim 2:21:10 NY USA
2nd overall American male.
||Posted - April 15 2012 : 13:15:13
Good call John. Like the guy from Hill Street Blues used to say, "Let's be careful out there"
||Posted - April 15 2012 : 11:37:19
The forecast does not look promising, calling for a high of 88 degrees. The one day you want it to be cool, you get this. I read that the BAA has offered deferrments....stay away this year in exchange for racing next year. That's probably tough for those who reserved hotels, etc, but running well tomorrow is going to be difficult.
In some ways, that's one of the reasons I've never seriously considered running a marathon---I have done the training for one, however. I was always worried that after putting in all the training, something like a cold, sinus infection, or something would derail your goals. Of course, the weather is the other. I'm still disappointed by what happened at Shamrock. I was all geared up to try to run well and got blown away by the wind, which not only hurt the race, but the post-race action as well. I guess I have always been scared by the marathon.
What would you do.....do you still run, do you just "jog" it giving in to the weather gods and survive to live another day.
Good luck to all and please be careful.
||Posted - April 14 2012 : 13:00:49
Tim Chichester will be there. Geneseo grad and new GVH member. He cruised a mid-48 on a really hard 15k at Mendon Ponds two weeks ago. He will be up there.
||Posted - April 13 2012 : 19:51:56
hey is that my hero Anthony thanks for the advice
||Posted - April 13 2012 : 13:14:51
Good luck to everyone running!!!
||Posted - April 13 2012 : 11:23:27
...P911...I have been tracking your progress...from what I see...you better be on the look out for your little brother at the races...he is breathing down your back...
||Posted - April 12 2012 : 08:19:25
I have to admit she did hold my hand