>Racing>2020 Boston Marathon Thread
Dawned on me this AM that Boston's on 4/20. Perhaps a virtual "Light up for Boston" fest is in order. [Though I personally would be unable to participate.]
Still runs wrong way down one-way streets.
I kept calling it the 4/20 marathon when I was trying to get in. I saw a documentary about legal marijuana in Boston and in the background you could see marathon runners walking through the park everyone was getting high at. I kind of wanted a Boston Marathon jacket with 4/20 on it for the "novelty" and I will have to settle for a 125th Boston jacket if my time is good enough to qualify me. I'm sure the 125th is going to be even HARDER to get in if COVID 19 doesn't shut it down.
2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.
Serious question, how many people do you all think will be running the course on Monday?
Serious answer - why would I care?
paces PRs - 5K - 5:55 / 10K - 6:05 / HM - 6:14 / FM - 6:26 per mile
Making a comeback
I will bet that it is enough that we hear about police having to set up stops to break up crowds. My guess local officials are going to be pretty ticked.
2019 Goal: Run every day Goal: Get to 165 lbs Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020
New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**
I agree with the poster above me. Enough people will show up to run the "boston marathon" on "patriots day" that social distancing guidelines will be ignored, it will make the local and national news, and people will just show the federal and/or state governments the "stay at home" guidelines/mandates/policies are bullshit at this point and people don't care.
I'd even expect people to be wearing Boston Marathon shirts from previous years just in case those watching don't know what's going on in the streets on Patriot's Day.
Some folk ran the NYC marathon route when it was cancelled at short notice in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. But this is a different scenario and I would expect the cops to warn anyone thinking about it prior to Monday.
5k - 17:53 (4/19) 10k - 37:53 (11/18) Half - 1:23:18 (4/19) Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)
Mother of Cats
I would really hope that people avoid the temptation. There is a time and a place to go out there and just run as a symbol of defiance. That time and place is not now.
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not bad for mile 25
I don't think there will be many.
Beware of a tall blond man with one black shoe.
The difference between this scenario and NYCM in 2012 was that the latter wasn't canceled until 2 days before so people were already there and invested. I'm sure a few yahoos* will attempt to run it and be ticketed.
*I will admit that it wouldn't bother me if Dave McGillivray snuck out at 9 PM and ran the course while practicing social distancing.
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NBC Sports will be broadcasting a marathon marathon all next week, showing replays of some of the recent majors. It starts on Monday at 6 AM ET, with the last 6 Bostons.
PR weather today. It fucking figures.
Blame Bush Trump. I'm confident people are out there running the course today. I'll check Strava in a few hours for some new segment PRs.