This city is FULL of marathon fever. You can’t go anywhere without seeing a runner wearing a piece of Boston gear or a sign about the marathon. It’s everywhere.
I got my first glimpse of the finish line today too.
Today was full of sleeping in, my last run before the race, eating and blogger meet ups! I met some amazing girls today I have been wanting to meet FOREVER, so it was pretty exciting to meet them in real life.
I will definitely be posting more details from the weekend once I get home and have more time and resources.
But for now onto the details for those that have been patiently awaiting them!
The Bib Number
There is live tracking on Monday from the BAA website on Monday and it’s going to be pretty awesome to be on the other side of the tracking this year. I loved those Mondays at work where I would sit at my computer constantly refreshing to see how all my friends were doing.
I am in the 7th corral of wave 2. Wave 2 starts at 10:20am (eastern time), so 7:20am for my California people!
For those of you out there on the course either spectating or running, here is what to look for:
As of this moment I will be in black Nike shorts, blue Nike tank, green Headsweats hat and armwarmers and gloves. It’s been pretty chilly (and WINDY!) the last couple days but there is nothing worse than being hot in a race, so I am pretty sure I will stick to this.
I decided to carry my handheld water bottle. I feel better having my own water, especially at the beginning of the race. If it bugs me, I can toss it, I am not that worried about it.
I typically take a Gu every 4 miles and plan on doing that all the way through mile 20. I will have an extra if I need it.
I am not planning on wearing a belt of any sort. Typically I find ways to store Gu all over me. This race I will put a couple in my water bottle, one in my arm warmer, one in my glove (first one), and the rest in my sports bra. I wear two sports bras during races and put them between the two – it works great! I have had up to 5 in there, it may look strange but it’s effective.
Over the last couple days I have come down with a head cold which I am NOT excited about. I started feeling it on Thursday and it was much worse Friday (I am sure the red eye flight didn’t help) but I am feeling a bit better today. I am trying to just get lots of rest (12 hours last night!), up my fluid intake, and I am taking medicine, so hopefully I will be feeling back to normal by Monday. Seriously though, such bad timing and I am rather annoyed.
No matter what though, Monday is going to be awesome!
My last week of training will be posted tomorrow… I can’t believe it’s been 16 weeks and I am actually here. It’s all still pretty surreal.
Less than 2 days!