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For those interested just thought id post up some stuff about this event as the weekend unfolds

 

Here in boston for the marathon now (saturday morning here).

We left port on thursday at 9am.  7 hour drive to brisbane.  Had a 11am flight to LA friday, 7 hour stop in LA which included a 2 hour delay.  Another 5 hour flight to Boston getting us here at 11pm friday night.  

 

The atmosphere around town is really cool.  Lots of runners, everyone seems excited and not taking themselves too seriously which is a welcome change 😆

 

I cant get on board with the jackets.  While im sure it is all about the history i just cant do it.

 

We walked the finish straight this morning and thinking about what it will be like monday gave me goose bumps.  Also had a thought about what happened here a few years ago and seeing the spot where it all unfolded was a bit confronting which i wasnt expecting.

 

Race conditions frankly are meant to be $h!t....might become a battle for survival and not getting hypothermia. 

 

All in all regardless I'm really excited to be here.

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1 hour ago, FatPom said:

Go get 'em mate :)

Got any advice on cold wet and windy running?  Meant to be mid single figures 30kmh wind and localised flooding... 

 

I dont have any cold weather running gear except gloves.  I think i might need to go shopping.

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8 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Got any advice on cold wet and windy running?  Meant to be mid single figures 30kmh wind and localised flooding... 

 

I dont have any cold weather running gear except gloves.  I think i might need to go shopping.

I've found a thin base layer works well (I use my cycling ones). For two reason, when loose shirts get wet they can give your nipples some grief and it gives you that extra warmth layer.  I'm not a huge fan of long sleeved running tops unless they are tight. I'd rather use a thin base layer, running shirt and arm warmers. A really light weight 'barely there' gilet can be good also. I try to avoid wearing gloves unless its below 2C as my hands get clammy.

I try and wear shorts as much as possible but have found that using compression calf sleeves can double as doing their original job and keeping legs warm.  I've never worried too much about cold knees when running.

If it's wet, then Vaso on the arches of your feet and two think pairs of socks will go better than one soggy thick pair. Been known to put duct tape on the top of my shoes if it's lashing down.  You're never too exposed in a city marathon, so think about staying warm but minimising the potential for soaking up the wet and caring that around with you.

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9 minutes ago, roxii said:

Good luck mate.,

whats the jacket reference about??

Its the race jacket for the race.   So many people have them here it isnt funny. People in them from all the years in all different colours.  They are insanely bright. I considered buying one but ill honestly never wear it again.  I got a singlet and another not so out there jacket.  

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5 minutes ago, FatPom said:

I've found a thin base layer works well (I use my cycling ones). For two reason, when loose shirts get wet they can give your nipples some grief and it gives you that extra warmth layer.  I'm not a huge fan of long sleeved running tops unless they are tight. I'd rather use a thin base layer, running shirt and arm warmers. A really light weight 'barely there' gilet can be good also. I try to avoid wearing gloves unless its below 2C as my hands get clammy.

I try and wear shorts as much as possible but have found that using compression calf sleeves can double as doing their original job and keeping legs warm.  I've never worried too much about cold knees when running.

If it's wet, then Vaso on the arches of your feet and two think pairs of socks will go better than one soggy thick pair. Been known to put duct tape on the top of my shoes if it's lashing down.  You're never too exposed in a city marathon, so think about staying warm but minimising the potential for soaking up the wet and caring that around with you.

Thanks.  Forecast is for mid single figures, 30kmh wind and localised flooding.  I have a 2xu long sleeve compression top im thinking of wearing under my singlet.  Ive also got an old storm jacket ive really never worn so i might wesr it start in it and chuck it if/when i get too hot.  It also has detachable arms so potentially could wear to start remove arms and start in it as a gillette/vest and then chuck 5k up the road.  I have gloves and a running beanie and also some arm warmers which i got with my wyn republic gear which matches my running  top.  I have a pic of me trying those on but im not game to post it as you will all completely lose respect for me 😂

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6 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Thanks.  Forecast is for mid single figures, 30kmh wind and localised flooding.  I have a 2xu long sleeve compression top im thinking of wearing under my singlet.  Ive also got an old storm jacket ive really never worn so i might wesr it start in it and chuck it if/when i get too hot.  It also has detachable arms so potentially could wear to start remove arms and start in it as a gillette/vest and then chuck 5k up the road.  I have gloves and a running beanie and also some arm warmers which i got with my wyn republic gear which matches my running  top.  I have a pic of me trying those on but im not game to post it as you will all completely lose respect for me 😂

Post it, we never had any respect for you in the first place. :lol:

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2 minutes ago, FatPom said:

Post it, we never had any respect for you in the first place. :lol:

That's why i said completely lose it i thought i still had a tiny bit 😂

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Run Brett Run :D

Go smash it and have a blast........don’t envy you in the cold.  

:clap::clap::clap:

 

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Maybe too late to source them, but I always found good gloves to run in are the disposable cotton ones we used for "clean work" in tech areas. They are light enough not to get too hot, but provide the warmth needed for above zero temperatures. And they cost about 20c each, so you don't mind throwing them away if it does warm up enough.

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You can always be tuff and ridiculous at the same time and go for the old school hard core tigger look from fun runs back in the day...😂😂

ps that’s not me I wasn’t tuff😂😂

but might be related.. haha

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2 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Got any advice on cold wet and windy running?  Meant to be mid single figures 30kmh wind and localised flooding... 

 

I dont have any cold weather running gear except gloves.  I think i might need to go shopping.

You shouldn't have done all your training on zwift. Those cold, wet rainy Wednesday morning hill reps would have you mentally ready for the race.

#bethetiger #blessed #kona

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2 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

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will wear this but no this?

 

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For $150 I would be getting the jacket. Money well spent to cover up those chicken arms:lol:

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Good luck RBR! You'll smash it.

Also you're expression in the above photo has made my morning!

Monkie

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11 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

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Looks like you have been dipped in slime up to your nipples. 

Green calf sleeves to complete the ensemble. 

Have a cracking race. 

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13 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

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If you had a sleeve tattoo and a single speed you could ride through Shoreditch and nobody would bat an eyelid.   :lol:

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I thought it was that hipster from Melbourne.... Peter... LOL 

 

 

*said in fun 

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Your left sleeve is higher than your right, my Wife can’t handle this and she’s annoying me about it....😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

 

best of luck tomorrow mate

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They just said on the news this is the warmest it willbe today.  Forecast locked in for 5 to 7 deg 40kmh wind (headwind) and 40mm rain.  Its going to be an adventure 🤔

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17 minutes ago, KieranR said:

Your left sleeve is higher than your right, my Wife can’t handle this and she’s annoying me about it....😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

 

best of luck tomorrow mate

Yes i did notice it too.  I dont think this will be my outfit tomorrow.  So tell her there will be no need to worry 😂

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Brett, I am going to be near Boston College at the top of Heartbreak Hill. I should be able to recognise you now I have seen your photo. We are worried about the wet weather forecast. My wife does not really have wet weather gear.

Have a great race. Make sure you smile and enjoy the crowds. I will give you an extra cheer.

 

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48 minutes ago, Mr Flower said:

Brett, I am going to be near Boston College at the top of Heartbreak Hill. I should be able to recognise you now I have seen your photo. We are worried about the wet weather forecast. My wife does not really have wet weather gear.

Have a great race. Make sure you smile and enjoy the crowds. I will give you an extra cheer.

 

Hey mr flower smiling and enjoying the crowd is the plan.  Where are you guys staying?  

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39 minutes ago, Notsofast said:

Probably too late, but good luck with run RBR

Cheers

Yep plenty of time. Its 710pm Sunday night.  Race start is 10am monday morning.  Approx 12 midnight monday night - tuesday morning.

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7 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Hey mr flower smiling and enjoying the crowd is the plan.  Where are you guys staying?  

We are staying with friends in Concord. It is a historical town about 20 miles from Boston. Our hosts are wonderful and looking after us. We are now trying to make a clear poncho out of plastic bags for my wife so she will not be so wet at the start and in the early part of the race :-)

For everyone at home it is currently -1 in Boston. We have had snow flurries during the day. Tomorrow the forecast is for 4-5 all day with over 35 mm of rain. Even I am trying to work out how not to get hypothermia and I will be watching from the sidelines in a big coat. This is going to be a tough old race. As tough as marathons were in the old days.

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Cool sounds great mr flower.  I am considering wearing a black storm jacket but That will mean having to pin my number to an spi belt so it's on the outside.  Never thought this would be an issue in a race lol

 

Btw mr flower i was asking as my gf is heading out from town to spectate and i was curious how you were getting out there.  She has it sorted though.

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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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9 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Btw mr flower i was asking as my gf is heading out from town to spectate and i was curious how you were getting out there.  She has it sorted though.

The subway (or T-way) goes out to Boston College. I am going to park my car out there and then catch the subway into town to see my wife at the finish (or soon after). From there we are meeting up with another running group so she can get a hot shower and get into warm clothes and then it is back on the subway to find the car. A bit of a logistical nightmare with the forecast. It was OK last year, but the weather was sunny and warm.

Get a good night sleep. Don't stress and I will see you out there.

 

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So he shouldn't have the same issues the games marathoners experience yesterday?

Have fun RBR.  

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All the best mate!!! Keep warm!!! Maybe get some hugs (and kisses) from the Wellesly College gals at the Wellesly scream tunnel :P

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