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4 hours ago, willie said:

I'd just go with a long sleeved top to be honest, I used to run in weather like this often in the UK and found in a jacket I was just as wet as without and wasnt overly comfortable because they dont breathe very well. 

One of the Nike Therma tops it's just about perfect for that type of thing. Fit it as closely to your body as possible for racing (I'm a large but would wear a medium) with a pair of light weight gloves (maybe one of those dopey looking headband/ear cover things as well). Anything more would be too hot after about 20mins of running. I find that if I keep my torso, hands and ears warm I'm good to go in basically any temperature... 

This is me In Edinburgh, had started snowing and went from -5 to -8 on that run up the mountain (Arthurs seat for those at home).

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I don't have a long sleeved top.  I have a 2xu compression top but thats all unfortunately 

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

I find it amazing Tim don is racing it. 

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Looks like he's lost a fair bit of weight :huh:

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11 hours ago, willie said:

I'd just go with a long sleeved top to be honest, I used to run in weather like this often in the UK and found in a jacket I was just as wet as without and wasnt overly comfortable because they dont breathe very well. 

One of the Nike Therma tops it's just about perfect for that type of thing. Fit it as closely to your body as possible for racing (I'm a large but would wear a medium) with a pair of light weight gloves (maybe one of those dopey looking headband/ear cover things as well). Anything more would be too hot after about 20mins of running. I find that if I keep my torso, hands and ears warm I'm good to go in basically any temperature... 

This is me In Edinburgh, had started snowing and went from -5 to -8 on that run up the mountain (Arthurs seat for those at home).

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I did a Duathlon around Arthurs Seat.  They had hay bales as crash barriers...  They needed them!

Willie's nailed it with the running gear suggestions & good luck RBR and Mrs Flower!

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52 minutes ago, Go Easy said:

I did a Duathlon around Arthurs Seat.  They had hay bales as crash barriers...  They needed them!

Willie's nailed it with the running gear suggestions & good luck RBR and Mrs Flower!

A duathlon? What race was that. I’d go all the way back there for something like that 

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46 minutes ago, willie said:

A duathlon? What race was that. I’d go all the way back there for something like that 

World Duathlon Champs 2010.  Tri Travel promoted it as a 'double header' with the Triathlon World Champs being held the following weekend in Budapest.  I rode the $300 Cube in both events.

We didn't end up travelling with Tri Travel, but I actually got to do four World Championship events in the space of 3 weeks.  World Duathlon Champs in Edinburgh, Triathlon & Aquathon World Champs in Budapest, and the World Bog Snorkelling Champs in Wales...  It was a great 3 weeks!

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I am not sure I can get a lot of photos today from the course. It is pouring rain out there and blowing a gale. It is also freezing. Here is a photo of us just before Mrs F headed for the start line. She took off her plastic bag for the photo.

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4 hours ago, Mr Flower said:

I am not sure I can get a lot of photos today from the course. It is pouring rain out there and blowing a gale. It is also freezing. Here is a photo of us just before Mrs F headed for the start line. She took off her plastic bag for the photo.

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Hope she went well!

That was brutal.  I felt good till about 20k then my quads were smashed.  I battled through but the last 10k was not pretty.

 

Got a train ride tomorrow from Boston to NYC so I'll post a race report up.  

 

But in a nutshell.  It was very cold and very wet.  Wouldn't have mattered what i wore..

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No wonder I missed you. You changed your outfit on me. Man those conditions were brutal. I am exhausted and cold from just watching. Mrs F got home in 3:37. She was very happy with that. She is now ready for some hot chocolate followed by lots of alcohol.

Well done on your effort today. You should be very proud of yourself and I hope you enjoyed it in a perverse way.

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Yeah i made a wardrobe change at 2am this morning when i couldn't sleep.  Very glad  i did.  Finished in 3.04.  Not close to what i was after but happy to put out a solid race in those conditions.

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2 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Yeah i made a wardrobe change at 2am this morning when i couldn't sleep.  Very glad  i did.  Finished in 3.04.  Not close to what i was after but happy to put out a solid race in those conditions.

Great effort Brett.  

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Wow great results Brett and Mrs Flower those conditions look simply horrendous.

Id take either of those numbers on a good day. 

 

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1 hour ago, RunBrettRun said:

Hope she went well!

That was brutal.  I felt good till about 20k then my quads were smashed.  I battled through but the last 10k was not pretty.

 

Got a train ride tomorrow from Boston to NYC so I'll post a race report up.  

 

But in a nutshell.  It was very cold and very wet.  Wouldn't have mattered what i wore..

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Absolutely massive effort. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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They just showed footage on ABC.......looked REALLY cold and wet.

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5 hours ago, Mr Flower said:

I am not sure I can get a lot of photos today from the course. It is pouring rain out there and blowing a gale. It is also freezing. Here is a photo of us just before Mrs F headed for the start line. She took off her plastic bag for the photo.

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Also a massive effort.....well done Mrs F 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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Yeah, you both should be pretty impressed!  I just saw the news and that was absolutely crap!  The fact anyone got to the finish line is great.  Cold, and rain like that........ guts efforts.

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And I saw footage of the winner (what I could make out of him through the rain), and his outfit wasn't that dissimilar in style to what you modelled for us! 

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Looking forward to race report and well done both of you, but what's with the guy running next to you RBR?.  singlet and plastic bag on his head ?:huh:

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3:04 and 3:37 & not happy. Holy shit! I would still be doing cart wheels around the hotel if I ran a 3:59. Congrats on what was a brutal race

and one of the most iconic races in the world. 

I would love to race it. 

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10 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

what's with the guy running next to you RBR?.  singlet and plastic bag on his head ?:huh:

Apparently he went on some Web Forum and asked it's members what he should wear in the race! :lol:

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9 minutes ago, Go Easy said:

Apparently he went on some Web Forum and asked it's members what he should wear in the race! :lol:

I just spat my coffee out laughing...............  :lol:

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BTW enjoy the train ride to NYC. They have cheap beers & super fast internet. We did the Amtrak train from Washington to NYC and loved it. 

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Congrats both of you!!! Really good times too despite the conditions. It was reported to be one of the slowest pro marathon times in Boston history. 

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Well done Trannies , Im in awe of those times in that weather. Top job too Mr F

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Well done Brett, amazing time in those conditions.  Well done to the Flower tribe as well, that's a far cry from a sunny day at Pattisons! :lol:

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Btw some intereting clothing choices.  Everything from people wearing no shirt ie just a pair of shorts to wearing a poncho the whole way and even shower caps which is surprisingly genius, kept their beanie dry and their head nice and warm.

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Kudos for a great race. Very jealous looks like a great race & an awesome experience.

Bonus kudos for batting way out of your league. Well played, sir. 

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17 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

 

Showercap?

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24 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

A tranny hat?

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25 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

Look at his wrists

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38 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Look at his wrists

No handcuffs?

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43 minutes ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Look at his wrists

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

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8 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

Yes he is.  A when the commentators basically said he was stupid for going out like a mad man it was great to see him win.  

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Great report RBR. What an experience. 

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11 hours ago, Fitness Buddy said:

 

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Anyone notice what the mens winner didnt have on.  

Chips?

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9 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Might be worth noting how many marathon and half marathons he has run.  That guy is a freak.

Yep. Read this. 

Btw. Fb it seems he wasn’t wearing his usual race kit for Boston. 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2018/apr/17/10-reasons-yuki-kawauchi-boston-marathon-winner-should-be-your-favourite-runner

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That was pretty cool!

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The more I read about kawauchi the more I like him, 1:10 in a panda suit for a half marathon:clapping:

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Tim Don ran 2:49:24.  Pretty amazing as well after his last 6 months.  Listened to interview with Bob Babbitt about the Halo and what he did to stay sane and keep the body in some condition while basically limited due to the injury and Halo

#strengthtraining

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Saw this from Runner's World, talent + hard work = results 

Yuki Kawauchi, surprise winner of the Boston Marathon earlier this week lives in a two-story suburban home with his mother and younger brother in Saitama Prefecture, about 34 miles north of Tokyo.

Since graduating from college, he's worked 40 hours a week (1pm-9pm Monday to Friday) in an office for the Saitama Prefectural government.

He answers phones, enters data, and collects tuition and meal payments.

As a government employee, he gets about 25 days off and uses most of them for racing and traveling.

Straitlaced and serious, Kawauchi spends most of his spare time running.

Four mornings a week, he'll log 18 to 20 kilometers (11 to 12 miles) over about two hours in a park near his house.

At night, he'll strength-train in his room with homemade equipment, using an old bike tube as an exercise band and a 33-pound weight bar from which he hangs his retired running shoes.

He does speedwork on Wednesdays and uses the weekend to make up some mileage.

He might hit mountain trails for anywhere from three to seven hours, but often, he competes.

Kawauchi targets monthly “main” races before which he'll run various distances in preparation.

Since 2010, Kawauchi has run an average of 12 Marathons and 10 Half Marathons per year. Add to that, about 15-20 other races (5k's, 10k's, 20k's, 50k's etc). Kawauchi tries to find a race most weeks and uses them for training.

[information from: Runner's World]

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On 18/04/2018 at 2:20 AM, RunBrettRun said:

Btw some intereting clothing choices.  Everything from people wearing no shirt ie just a pair of shorts to wearing a poncho the whole way and even shower caps which is surprisingly genius, kept their beanie dry and their head nice and dry

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Doh ...

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