No doubt you already know that Marathon Monday is one week from today! While, my own running of the Boston Marathon has felt blurry ever since returning home from the race last April, the memories have been flooding back in as runners, spectators and dreamers gear up for the 2015 race.
Looking back there are three things I wish I had done differently.
#1. Not purchased official gear at the expo: Everything I bought, could have been purchased online and would have made things much much easier. Every runner wants to snag up all the Boston Marathon gear they can get there hands. Certain sizes were hard to come by and I could have saved myself time and frustration by just ordering everything online before the race.
#2. Lined up for the port-a-potty earlier: I’ve never stood in a longer line at a race start. I think I was inline for an hour or more. It was mayhem. The race village is similar to the one at the NYC Marathon, but the lines where insane!
#3. Not been late for my wave/corral start. It’s a decent walk from the runner staging area to the start line. I believe it’s close to a one mile walk. I realize most people will know this ahead of time, but I think its worth noting just incase you don’t already know this.
I’m not sure if I aspire to run another Boston or not, but it was a day that I won’t soon forget. If you’re running Boston this year or already qualified for the 2016 race and want to be prepared, here are the best tips I’ve found on how to successfully conquer the hills, plan your race and mentally prepare for running the Boston Marathon:
4 Key Workouts to Prepare for the Boston Marathon Course – Runners Connect
Boston Marathon Course Tips for Runners – Runner’s World
10 Tips to Tame the Hills of Boston – Runners Connect
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