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Boston Marathon Weekend

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The final week of the official Winter/Spring 2011 Sunday Long Run season is upon us. Monday many of our SLR pals will be heading out to Hopkinton to make their journey to Boston. Good luck to each and every one of you. You’ve dedicated your Sundays to this goal, trudging through one of the snowiest, messiest winters in recent memory. All ths ice covered hills you’ve climbed has prepared you for Monday. Now the training miles are in your rear view mirror and the entering Boston sign is ahead of you. You’ve earned yourself a great run, now go get it!

For those not running Boston, I’m not anywhere near Melrose (or any other city for that matter) so I don’t know what’s going on as far as a Sunday Run. There are a few of you planning on marathons and halfs a little further out in the future. We’ll support those runs in a somewhat less organized manner into May. Post here and let us know what you’re training for and I’ll figure out how to help get you there.

After I get back we’ll plan the Winter/Spring SLR Brunch. We’ll get together at someone’s house and replenish from all those winter runs with some good food, good coffee, and good stories from your races. If you’re willing on hosting the brunch, please let me know. It will be a pot luck style brunch so the host is only responsible for providing a space to eat, we’ll bring all the food.

That’s it from me. Have a great marathon everyone!!!

Week 15 – Race Day!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

For most of our Sunday Runners this is the week. The Boston Marathon is Monday and 20 Melrose Running Club members are ready to go the distance (although some of them don’t know it yet). They’ve trained through snow storms, icy roads, frigid temperatures, and cold driving rain to get to this day…. although some have chosen to move their run to avoid the weather, this week you don’t have the choice of running in the sun on Sunday instead of whatever Marathon Monday has in store for you. They’ve beaten the hills along the Fellsway, the hills of the Winchester Highlands, the hills of Breakheart and even the hills of Newton. They are ready! Good luck to Ginny, Nick and Demi, proudly wearing their MRC numbers this year. Good luck to our Sunday Runners who trained with us week in and week out: Judi, Joe, Brian, Carol, Jose, Christina, Suzanne, and Matt. And good luck to those that stopped in for cameo appearances on Sunday Morning: Katie, Barry, Walt, Gina, Jennifer, and Rick. And good luck to the MRCers running Monday that trained elsewhere, Roy, Ron, and Jackie.

The Sunday Long Run group takes great pride in being part of getting all our runners to the starting line of a marathon. Now its up to you to get yourself to the finish line. Go get ’em people!

Now for the rest of us, there will be a Sunday Run tomorrow morning, 8AM Brueggers. Where we go? How far we run? I have no clue. Let’s see who’s in and there desired distance before we plan the route. Roll Call!