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by DJHL
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2012 Boston Marathon Tracking Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 8037

Re: 2012 Boston Marathon Tracking Thread

Just a quick update - I will make a full report when I get homw. That was such a humbling experience - a PW by about an hour. The heat, which was brutal, was definitely an important factor but I also ended up walking most of the last 5 miles due to my hamstring saying that it had had enough of this ...
by DJHL
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

Have decided to go ahead and run this but at a much slower pace. Dependng how things go, I'll regroup and do another marathon in a few weeks so as to take advantage of the training I have been doing. Looking forward to meeting up with the other Maniacs who also have decided to go.
by DJHL
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

I am currently leaning to run this much easier than normal and go for time in a later marathon. If I can manage to get under 4 hours that should easily be enough for me to qualify for next year if I should decide to do Boston again.
by DJHL
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Dylan Wykes in Rotterdam??
Replies: 45
Views: 1524

Re: Dylan Wykes in Rotterdam??

Wow - that is great news. Kudos to Dylan Wykes especially after his problems in Japan.
by DJHL
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

Thanks for the link Spirit. Am currently discussing options with other runners and it is good to read a science based article. Not that this is going to be easy but that it is perhaps not as dangerous as some people are implying provided you take care. I have always struggled running in hot weather ...
by DJHL
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Kit Pickup Saturday
Replies: 30
Views: 959

Re: Race Kit Pickup Saturday

Did a final 6+km shake out run before the race on Monday. Run went well with no issues. However, there is a lot of discussion amongst the runners I have met about the expected hot conditions and the BAA's advice not to run unless you are very fit. Interesting times to say the least. :shock: Personal...
by DJHL
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

One good thing about the warm forecast is that I will take it much easier than I planned which is probably better for my leg. I can't think of too many other positives except perhaps even more spectator support. However, despite everything, it is great to be back here again. :D
by DJHL
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Kit Pickup Saturday
Replies: 30
Views: 959

Re: Race Kit Pickup Saturday

A relaxed 6km planned for this morning before heading to the Boston Marathon Expo. :D Not looking forward to the hot conditions on Monday though, I have always struggled in such conditions. :(

Have a great day everybody.
by DJHL
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Friday the 13th!
Replies: 38
Views: 1089

Re: Friday the 13th!

Rest day for me if you can call driving down to Boston resting! :lol:
by DJHL
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Late-start Thursday thread!
Replies: 44
Views: 1074

Re: Late-start Thursday thread!

A steady 5.3km test run this morning with no issues. Decision taken - I am going to Boston and we will see then if I am being smart or ... :shock:
by DJHL
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

JB, that is a real shame, both the injury and missing Boston this year. :( Take care, heal up quickly and get back into the swing of things soon.
by DJHL
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 41
Views: 1061

Re: Tuesday

The ironic thing is that during this training cycle I did more of the "right" things than usual, like doing more distance at an easier pace. The biggest exception to that was ATB, but then I cut back after that race, so it's just plain weird. And my knee would also be the last place I'd e...
by DJHL
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Finish Line crowd for 3rd Wave finishers- Boston
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Finish Line crowd for 3rd Wave finishers- Boston

DH and I have gone over the map. I think he's going to try to get to the Boyleston/Heresford area. Our hotel is VERY close to the finish though, so our plan is for him to get as close to the finish as he can, then he can scoot over to the family meeting area. Otherwise it's meeting back at the hote...
by DJHL
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Easter Monday
Replies: 39
Views: 837

Re: Easter Monday

Thank you, everyone, for all the sympathy and healing vibes. Much appreciated. While I don't want to be defeatist, I also want to be realistic, and let's be honest: in the big picture of my life, missing Boston 2012 would not be the end of the world. I have been lucky enough to run the race twice a...
by DJHL
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: I'm Starting the Easter Sunday thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1186

Re: I'm Starting the Easter Sunday thread

Had to do something so did some core and stretching exercises this morning followed a bit later by 30 minutes of stairs in a nearby park. Even if it wasn't smart, I feel a whole lot happier. :D
by DJHL
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Friday - a good day
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Friday - a good day

Got 4kms in this morning before I had to stop when my hamstring started playing up again out of nowhere. Now I am not so sure about Boston. :( To put it mildly, am not the happiest person at the moment. :x
by DJHL
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

Good points about the shoes and the duct tape / duffel bag. Will try and remember those this year.

I actually managed to meet up with DW in the family meeting place last year although it took me a long time to get there. The main hold up was getting my bag from the bus.
by DJHL
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Bib Nos
Replies: 25
Views: 790

Re: Boston Bib Nos

orleansrunner1962 wrote:After Chicago, I learned that you just take what the day brings -- whatever the weather, it will be AWESOME!!!!

I actually agree with you. However, last year's tail wind really spoilt me so I sort of keep hoping for a repeat! :lol:
by DJHL
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

Sound great to me, but I have no idea what this all looks like on the ground. Hope I can find the red dot area! Just go to the coffee tent! :lol: I have to admit, when I got there last year, the place was pretty full. I will try and arrive a bit earlier this time. You have a good point about what i...
by DJHL
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Bib Nos
Replies: 25
Views: 790

Re: Boston Bib Nos

canalrunner wrote:Accuweather suggests lows of 51 and highs of 67. Mostly cloudy. Rain on the Saturday. Sun on Sunday.

Now I am starting to obsess about the weather. :lol: Hopkinton is showing 7/16C with a chance of showers for April 16th. Stay tuned as this will definitely change. :D
by DJHL
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boring Meeting Thursday
Replies: 41
Views: 1041

Re: Boring Meeting Thursday

Did 13.3kms this morning with 3X1600m thrown in. These were supposed to be at 5k pace but, as usual, I was not able to hit that. :( Overall average pace was 5:23/km.
by DJHL
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday - are we there yet?
Replies: 40
Views: 1649

Re: Wednesday - are we there yet?

A nice easy 6.1km recovery run at a 6:02/km pace this morning.
by DJHL
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: New Me!
Replies: 17
Views: 8842

Re: New Me!

Welcome and good luck with both your running and your business.
by DJHL
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hello, Tuesday!
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Hello, Tuesday!

Got out for 11.7kms this morning at an average of 5:31/km. Didn't do the planned 8X100m strides as a precaution.
by DJHL
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What No Boston Marathon Thread?
Replies: 147
Views: 4442

Re: What No Boston Marathon Thread?

purdy65 wrote:Sound great to me, but I have no idea what this all looks like on the ground. Hope I can find the red dot area!

Just go to the coffee tent! :lol:

I have to admit, when I got there last year, the place was pretty full. I will try and arrive a bit earlier this time.

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