Boston Marathon 2012 (Read 2366 times)


I'm back!

    Since no one will be running that fast anyways, perhaps this would be the ideal race to break a stunt running world record.  Fastest male backwards marathon is 3:42:41 for the men and 4:42:39 for the women.  Looks soft to me. 

     

    Alas, Boston is ineligible. Net downhill.


    A Sweetheart

      Alas, Boston is ineligible. Net downhill.

       

      That somehow feels like it would be worse running backwards.  Like there would be a greater chance of landing on your butt.

       

      Who is the governing body of this nonsense?  This is all I know.  And it turns out it is known as "retro running".  Fancy.   And I will admit to occasionally doing it on the treadmill.  I think it strengthens and stretches the legs.  Plus it creeps out the people that you are facing at the gym, so that's fun.  

      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

       

      Tennessee Beer Mile Queen


      I'm back!

        I assumed it was a Guinness record -- they have a generic requirement of no net-downhill courses. I know, because they shot down my planned course to break the record for most Rubik's cubes solved in a marathon. If it's not a Guinness record, then I don't know. Damn, I'd like to have seen that 1:35 backwards half marathon.


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          Best of luck tomorrow, everyone!

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

          Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

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            I laughed.

             

            ...and it was no exaggeration.  People in coats everywhere today.

             

            I did see one dude with a Boston Marathon 1992 shirt.  That was cool in a retro way, but damn most old race shirts are hideous.

             

              Best wishes to all youse guys and gals running Boston tomorrow.

               

              Have fun and play it cool!  Cool

              "It's hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off, oh wo-oh!" - Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) - Shake It Out

                ...and it was no exaggeration.  People in coats everywhere today.

                 

                I did see one dude with a Boston Marathon 1992 shirt.  That was cool in a retro way, but damn most old race shirts are hideous.

                 heh.  Looking back, some old clothes seem hideous now.  

                Good luck everyone!!  Smile   

                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                 

                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                 

                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


                Consistently Slow

                  Boston 63F @ 4:45 Smile Enjoy

                  Run until the trail runs out.

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                  50miler 13:26:18

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                    Race officials are recommending first timers or non experienced or undertrained marathoner to not do the race because of the heat!

                    Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!


                    Feeling the growl again

                      Race officials are recommending first timers or non experienced or undertrained marathoner to not do the race because of the heat!

                       

                      Smart.  They've been warned.

                       

                      Weather Channel is showing a starting temp of ~70 and a finishing temp of 82-85, depending how fast you are.  So not quite a repeat of 2004, but sucky, that is for sure.  Moving the start back 2 hours was golden.

                      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                       


                      HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                        They have these things called "water bottles". What you do is, you put water in them. That way if it's hot and you need a drink but aren't near a water stop, you can drink some--right out of the bottle! Some of them are even refillable. 

                         

                        Youngsters with newfangled ideas and technology.

                         

                        Salazar didn't need these, and he was fine. Well, more or less fine.

                        It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                        Treadmill Addict

                          Good luck everyone! 

                           

                          If anyone is stuck at work with no TV and wants to watch, I found a live stream here- 

                           

                          http://bostinno.com/2012/04/16/live-stream-the-2012-boston-marathon-follow-all-of-the-marathon-coverage-online-video/

                          Sarah (34)

                          Mom to Abby (8) Jacob, (6) and Colton (3)

                          12 half marathons, 4 full marathons

                          Goals- run more, lose 20lbs, sub 2 hour half and 4:10 full. 

                           


                          Me and my gang in Breck

                            That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Neitzsche "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." "Dedication and commitment are what transfer dreams into reality."


                            Feeling the growl again

                              I'm following the splits of a few RA'ers. 

                               

                              Oh my, it's painful to even follow.

                              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                               

                                It's all about Kenya.  And the heat.  Jason Hartmann had a great race, though.

                                 

                                Best wishes to all the RAers!!!  (I'm following a few, too.)

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.