Save Episode. I'll introduce you to a few of the folks that I met along my way. I'll also share what worked and didn't work with my "just going to run it approach" to the course. Special Thanks goes out to my Audio Intern for the episode Chloe Root, for recording at the start and finish line and for getting a few exclusive interviews. I totally was not expecting that!
Thanks for taking the time to speak with me- You are all awesome, and I know you know that! Engelhardt for the use of her music for my intro and outro. Read less.
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Assembling your long run gear is a bit like going hiking: having the right stuff boosts confidence that you'll make it. They also provided a coach the amazing Erik Hjer and a ton of community support. I definitely wouldn't have reached my goal without the support and encouragement of our team.
Join Runkeeper : Our team used the awesome Runkeeper app to train together even if we weren't on the same run. Seeing that Fred did a Thursday night run got me motivated to do something on Friday. Seeing our coach's motivational messages like, "Keep It Lit! Spread the Word at Work : Once people at work figure out what you are doing, things get fun. The folks at Yesware all had stories to tell, tips to share or encouraging words. Another Yesware Yeti was running the marathon to benefit Dana Farber.
It was great to commiserate about the training conditions together over Monday morning coffee.
Boston Qualifying Programs
I liked them so much I gave copies to everyone on my team. Get Help for Injuries : I pulled a hamstring on one of our runs through the snow and slush.
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My trainers ordered me to stay off it and let it heal. They put me on an alternate program: three- and four-hour long elliptical sessions to keep up the training, and sports massage to help heal the muscle. Don't Run Too Much : Everyone I talked with said that the biggest newbie mistake was packing too many miles on too soon. Better to add cross training, pilates or yoga instead of another run during the week. Having that release valve for a day made it easier to stay disciplined during the week.
Plodding up and down that thing gave me intimate knowledge and surprising confidence about handling the hill on race day. With a four-month training program, the timing means training through the New England winter.
Ours was an historic snow year. Prepare for Nerves : Everyone I knew was nervous on the weekend before the race.
Make Every Mile Count
No matter how many times I told myself it was going to be ok, I was tense and nervous and couldn't relax. Prepare to Taper : In the last three weeks, your training will change.
Long runs get shorter. Running ten miles is suddenly a "short run". Your nerves start to kick in. Have a Team Dinner : On Sunday night before the race, we gathered at my house for an early ravioli dinner. No one was drinking. Everyone was nervous. But it was great to share the discomfort together. Making the turn on Boylston toward the finish line. From socks to hat, I wore Ibex wool.
The weather was 40 degrees and raining, with 25 mph gusts. Wool kept me warm. Pack Contractor Bags : At the last minute, I grabbed a heavy-duty trash bag. We waited over an hour at the starting area in the cold rain and that bag kept me warm and dry. Start Slow : Adrenaline is flowing in the streets at the start of a marathon.
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Especially in Boston, where the first 15 miles of the race are downhill, it's easy to start out too fast. As someone told me early on, "You can't win Boston in the first 15 miles, but you can definitely lose it. Moving that far in a day is very doable. You've trained, right?
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You've got this. Dig the Crowd : From bluegrass bands to Santa impersonators to kids handing out necklaces to runners, to women giving kisses , there's all kinds of entertainment on the sides of the roads. And each marathon has it's own fun touches, like one in Las Vegas with live music every half mile. Feel the City Pride: Marathons are exciting events that bring entire communities together.
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For Boston, it was worth remembering that years of history made this race happen. Lots of tragedy and lots more joy.
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