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Go the the easyjet website. Their travel insurance is pretty cheap and covers marathon running.
Hi again smiffie.
Thanks for the tip OsloNeil. Had a look and I'm in the same wave as you in coral 2.
It's true it's certainly not long now! I'm almost forgetting I'm running a marathon really as my main goal was Barcelona 2 weeks ago and really Boston is just for the occasion. I'm sure it'll seem more daunting as it gets closer! Maybe they'll let me go in a further back coral as being in the competative sort I know I'll go for it if everyone goes off hard!
Caniggia33 - Cheers, I actually went back to my travel insurance people and argued the point a bit and they have covered me. It's a bit of a gray area but it seems if I was trying to win the prize money therefore running professionally I wouldnt be covered. I explained I wasn't Kenyan.
Be good to keep this thread going as we get nearer! Hows everyone else training going?
How did the 20 miler go micromagic? Nice to see another Brit in that corral! What sort of time are you going for?
No 20 milers for me. Still definately have Barcelona in my legs from 2 weeks ago. Went out for a not so LSR and got about 8 miles before the calfs tightened right up. Maybe more stretching is required!
My training could not be going any worse!!!
Shin Splint left after Brighton Half 20th Feb. Rest for two weeks............still bad.
Further rest...............yes you've guessed no good, running in pain. Never had this before what a bast**d.
Physio says only solution REST. With 28 days to go.
So Boston strategy, best case try to get round............ worst case, dosen't bare thinking about!!
Biggles - try not to despair and take the docs advice! If he says no running then try to get out on the bike or in the pool to keep your fitness up. I've never run a marathon ever that I've had a perfect run up to. I've always managed to get injured or ill and missed a load of days. If you can get to the start line as uninjured as possible I'm sure the day and the occasion will get you round!
micromagic - Good luck with the sub 3. I managed it for the first time 2 weeks ago in Barcelona to my amazement. Maybe I'll bump into you at the start. I'll be in a blue vest with RICH written on it!
Is anyone bringing friends or family and they have a plan for where theyre going to cheer from? My girlfriends coming but we havn't worked out the best place to stand.
Thanks for the support/advice. I've been trying to keep fitness up with cycling and even bought a flotation device and doing Aquajogging! You don't half look a prat in the pool.
Jusy hoping I'll be able to run at least a bit before thinking about a modified taper!
My number starts 83 so I know I'm in wave One but how did you discover which Corral you are allocated?
Well, I started this thread and haven't been on in ages. You know how it goes...work and crap.
Anyhow, my Boston # is 5062 so I'll be in middle of the first wave. I am arriving in Boston on sunday morning (arriving in the US on Friday), watching the Sox and picking up my gear. I am really looking forward to the atmosphere but also wishing it was on a different weekend than London which I ran last year.
Training has also been affected by work but I ran an ultra last month and a half earlier this month both in decent times so I am just going to run hard for hte next 2 weeks and then taper up, hoping that the base is still there. In all honesty, I am looking to enjoy this more than try for a PB.
I hope all is well with you guys
Biggles - I think the corral is assigned by the first number in your bib number so you're coral 8. This vastly over complicated american chart seems to explain it.
Thanks, as you say Corral 8 for me. Makes sense as my qualifying time was 3:20 .
I got mine last Friday.
Got mine on Friday...... posted gels to hotel today.....
Any idea how complicated it is to get from Airport to Expo?
Thanks for that. Went to my old place at lunch time to check mail box and the BAA envelope was sat in there. Panic over.
6am bus pick up from Boston common!! I'm guna have to be up at 5am at the lastest
Spent an evening reading through my welcome booklet. Very excited now!!
I can't seem to shift this annoying ache in the whole bottom part of my right leg so I'm going to have to follow my own advice and give the running a miss for a couple of weeks so basically that's it for me untill race day! I better make sure I get the bike miles in!
Everyone else into taper mode now?
Hows the injury Biggles?
Smifffie - Doesn't look too difficult to get to the expo from the airport. Jump on the 'T' subway at the airport, ride the blue line to 'Government Center' station, change to green line and get off at 'Hynes' station.
Sorry to hear about your injury I hope the rest from running does the trick.
My shin splint is still painful, ok when walking etc but as soon as I start to run I have pain (could it be a stress fracture?). Its getting to the stage with just over two weeks to go that I might have to review my options Too be honest I'm in denial I just can't believe my luck.
Last year I couldn't get to Boston due volcanic ash!!
Oh well flights are all paid for (non refundable) so I'll be in Boston regardless.
Thanks for that micromagic, getting excited now, though this is the furthest ever travelled for a Marathon. Normally stick to an hour'sh from home so Berlin, Prague etc.........
Last year running this distance (doctors have been telling me not to run for over 2 years now), so will down to half's , not run are they MAD is my sanity time away from work/kids Oh and so can eat copious amounts of chocolate
Anyone else staying at the 'Park Plaza, 50 Arlington St ?
Thanks Biggles. I'm please to say it's feeling a lot better for having a break.
Sorry to hear things aren't any better for you? It sounds like you're probably at the point where you need to get a professional to diagnose it, at least then you'd know what you're dealing with.
Less than 2 weeks now! Can't wait!
What's everyone else planning to do in Boston? (other than a Monday morning jog!)
That's good news Biggles! If you can get 16 miles done then I'm sure you'll get round!
I've still not run for a couple of weeks but as my leg feels so much better I can't see there's any point trying to go out now and risking possibly doing damage but more likely it just feeling a bit dodgy and going in less confident.
Can't wait now! I'm flying Wednesday and spending a couple of days in New York before heading to Boston.