2018 BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING RUNS
It’s time for the Boston Training Runs. I’ve already sent a Facebook post, and have gotten some response so far. But, for those running Boston, and for GLRR members looking to get more involved with the club, now’s your chance. The Boston training runs are a very popular club activity, a great way to meet and get to know other club members. For the runners, this is a great chance to get on the course for your training and long runs.
The runs are offered every Saturday in March (5 weeks this year). Week 1 starts in Wellesley and is about 12ish miles (but you can add miles if you need to), Weeks 2 and 3 start in Natick (17ish miles). Week 4 and 5 start in Hopkinton (21ish miles). All runs turn around or end at the top of Heartbreak Hill. I will be sending out run plans the week prior to each run.
We meet as a group at the Drum Hill Dunkin Donuts (80 Drum Hill Rd, Chelmsford), well actually behind Dunks, in the Hannaford parking lot. Please arrive for 7:45am to check in and set up car pools. We’ll leave at 8:00am for each weeks starting spots.
We will need cars for water stops. And I can set up pairs of volunteers so people have some company to hang out with, unless you have a request for a friend to hang out with. If you can drive runners please let me know how many runners you can take in your car. Each water stop will be fully supplied. Water, Gator-aide, cups, instructions, runner check-list, tissues, GLRR sign, etc…
Week 1, we need 3 sets of volunteers for water stops. This week runners can drive themselves, but we encourage carpooling to ease parking in Wellesley, so buddy up.
Weeks 2 and 3, we need 4 sets of volunteers for water stops. Again we encourage carpooling
Weeks 4 and 5, we need enough volunteers to drive all the runners (because these are point to point to runs), and we need 7 sets of volunteers for the waters stops.
We’ll be setting up a Baystate booth, promoting Baystate and handing out (selling) past shirts and supplies. I hope, need to confirmt this.
Please bring whatever you need for your run (except for water and gator-aide). Basically this is your chance to practice your marathon. You want to bring whatever you need that is not offered on the Boston Course. You want to wear what you might on race day, although for the training I ask that you wear GLRR green or Baystate green, so we can keep tabs on you.
Try anything new on these runs (never try anything new on race day… NEVER). Try gels, or shot blocks, or whatever you may need.
Thanks. This is a fun month leading up to the Boston Marathon.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or comments
Boston Training Run Coordinator