This Sunday’s run is the final run for the Boston Marathon trainees. Over the years this has been dubbed “Don’t do Anything Stupid Week” as it is your last chance to hurt yourself before the marathon. Over the following week there will be many opportunities to do something stupid, before you do stop and think to yourselfÂ “is this stupid”, and the fact that you thought to ask means it is so put down the hammer, get off the ladder, don’t jump off that high spot, don’t climb that cool rock, don’t sprint that last mile, don’t do anything stupid!
The route this week will seem familiar, one we did plenty of times at the start of this whole thing. It’s based on the old Melrose Half Marathon Route and is the same route as Week 2. Most of you thought this route was tough back then and couldn’t imagine trying to run more than twice that. Well this week it’ll seem simple andÂ should be run as a fun taper run. To mix things up a little bit, be aware that this time we’ll run around Spot Pond counter clockwise (for you digital clock people that means run to the right onto Woodland at the Highland Ave rotary).
Many of our runners will be heading up to Great Bay to run a Half Marathon on Sunday. If this is what you’ve been training for, have a great race, I hope the Sunday Long Run has helped prepared you for it. If you’re doing this as a training run for Boston, don’t do anything stupid!Â Good luck to all of you.
Water Stops: With the crowd being lighter and the distance relatively short, we’ll do this run with one water stop on Highland Ave. I’ll have a few Gus on hand and some Gatorade. We can use my car, I think the smell has gone away from my wet trunk, or a volunteers car. Either way someone will meet me at Highland Ave. Who will it be? This is your last chance of the season.
So who’s in for tomorrow, and for how much? Roll Call!