After Boston, my legs were tender as hell and my left knee was sore. I didn’t run at all for a week — walking up and down the four big flights of stairs to our Manhattan hotel room was quite enough exercise, thanks. Actually, we walked a lot in New York, which was fine. In four […]
I apologize for how late this is; after the marathon, I was on vacation for a while and only had my phone. Composing a full-blown race report by phone was not going to happen. Plus I was really busy overeating and overdrinking. Pre-race Saturday morning we took a fairly early direct flight between Portland and […]
I think I might have had a 3:25 in me today, but surely not the 3:17 I was going for. The first 19 were fun and right on plan, but my quads got a bit sore around mile 13 — way too early for a great day. The last two Newton hills did a number […]
The trip here went really well. Everything was on time and the plane was in a pretty good mood, since at least half the people on it were bound for the marathon. Everyone on the plane was so skinny! The airline probably saved a lot of money on fuel on that flight. It was a […]
We’re getting on one of those new-fangled “aeroplane” contraptions tomorrow morning and flying to Boston. I won’t be blogging much, since writing on a phone, even a smart one, is a real chore for me. But! By way of special apology bonus! I offer you: Minute-by-minute live tracking of my position during the race! This […]
Some sources are predicting things to be a little warmer than they did yesterday and some a little cooler. There’s still almost nobody predicting rain. Winds are still supposed to be from the west or southwest. Runners could hardly ask for better. It’s a little too perfect if you ask me — a vast conspiracy of […]
All of the Boston Marathon weather forecasts seem to have moved the same way overnight: a little warmer, and maybe a little breezier. Those breezes are still supposed to be from the west or southwest though — tailwinds, in other words. Most of the predicted highs are in the low 60s now, which isn’t too […]
Monday, April 18th is now in-range for seven-day forecasts, so I was able to dig up more forecasts. WHDH is the Boston NBC affiliate. Local stations can be a good source for forecasts, since they often have an actual human being involved, rather than just leaving it entirely to some computer model. I’m not saying […]
I’m deep in the middle of tapering for Boston but haven’t had much in the way of the usual tweaking yet. No mysterious sharp pains, no feeling completely exhausted and out of shape. I guess it’s a good thing. Saturday’s long run was just 12 miles. Almost every step of the way was up or […]
Here are today’s forecasts for Boston’s weather on April 18. (Well, Wellesley’s weather, really.) Intellicast (and the Weather Channel): High 54, Low 39. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain. Winds 13 mph from the west. Foreca: High 54, Low 37. Partly cloudy. 5% chance of rain all day. Winds 11 mph from the west. Accuweather: […]
Actually, as I look around the web, there aren’t as many sources making 10-day forecasts as I was expecting. Here are the ones I found for April 18th in Boston though. Actually, I’m looking at the forecasts in Wellesley now instead of the city of Boston. Wellseley is halfway along the marathon course and won’t […]
Looks like there is one more day until Monday April 18th starts falling into the “10 day forecast” that most of the weather sites have. (The way I count, that’s 10 days away right now, but I’m not counting today and they are.) So, one last time, we are stuck with just AccuWeather’s eerily random […]
Yes, it’s another daily spin of AccuWeather’s wheel-of-extended-forecast-fun! What’s today’s weather forecast for Boston on April 18th? High of 50, low of 39, “bit of rain, snow”! That high is a full 21 degrees lower than yesterday’s! I’ll give this to AccuWeather: one of their last four forecasts will probably be pretty close to right.
Let’s review: On Monday, AccuWeather said it was going to be 46 and sunny in Boston on April 18th. On Tuesday, 55 and rainy. Today? 71 and partly sunny. Well, that’s only a 25 degree swing. I am entirely sure looking at this extended forecast is still totally worthwhile. Yup. PS: 71 would be a […]
AccuWeather‘s guess for April 18th in Boston is currently: rain, with a high of 55 and a low of 41. Take it with many many grains of salt.
To make up for the wimpy flatness of last week’s long run, I did my eighteen miles this Saturday up and down the full length of Terwilliger Boulevard. I started just north of Barbur, headed north to downtown, than back to the car and south through Tryon Creek park to Lake Oswego. That got me […]
With two weeks left until the marathon, the long-term forecasts are starting to cover marathon day. AccuWeather says sunny, with a chilly high of 46 and a frigid low of 34. Most other sites seem to have a 10-day forecast window, so there will be more guesses on Thursday or Friday.
Things have been coming together nicely the last month and even though I could wish I were faster or had a few more weeks of training left, all-in-all I am bullish about my chances of running a respectable time in Boston. Here is a look at the Boston Marathon’s elevation profile: Here’s how I plan […]