Fall Marathon/Half Marathon Training ’09

It’s time once again to start up marathon and half marathon training. It seems as though its been raining since the last marathon was run in the spring… because it has been. But the sun’s finally out and the roads are beckoning. Spread the word, it’s time to train!!!

The Sunday Long Run, aka SLR, is entering its 8th season and along the way has readied runners for marathons and half marathons around New England, around the United States, and around the world. Each season we experiences some firsts, some fastests, and some farthests within our group, sharing triumphs and defeats, pulling each other up hills, through rough spots, and into new territories. You may end up spending much of your time running alone but even then you’ll still be part of a group heading towards big things this fall.

This fall I’ll be training for the Chicago Marathon. I’ve noticed in the past that when I train for a marathon, I hardly see those people training for a half. Just to keep in touch with what’s going on in that training group, I would like someone to step up and become the half marathon group leader of sorts. This person would make sure everyone running the half marathon route knows where they’re going and gets back to Brueggers in one piece. This is tough for me when I get back an hour after that group has already headed home… andI miss their funny stories for the blog recap. So if you’re interested, send me an e-mail or talk to me on Sunday and we’ll work out the details. Thanks!

Ok, that’s it for me. This week’s runs will follow the maps shown in the sidebar. I believe Walt will be handling the water stop for us (Thanks Walt!) halfway through the 8.8 mile run. There will be no water stop for the half marathon training route this week, it’s only 4.2 miles (you can hold on to your $1).

Ok, now its time for the Roll Call. Each week I ask runners to post here if they’re coming. Why? Because I like to know someone’s actually reading this. No that’s not why, its so I can plan the supplies for the water stops, and so others know who they’ll be running with, and it makes it easier to learn names of new people. So….

Roll Call! Who’s Coming?

See you Sunday! Bueggers! 8AM!

23 Responses to “Fall Marathon/Half Marathon Training ’09”

  1. Nancy says:

    looking forward to another season. see y’all on Sunday

  2. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    Count me in!

  3. Nick Lamberti says:


    Looks like I am in starting next Sunday since I have to go to Wakefield for Take The Lake & cheer on our the WTR group. I will probaly run with the West Roxbury group on Saturday & hope my ITB doesn’t flair up again.

    Hope to see everyone Tuesday night!

  4. Judi Chiavetta says:

    Bruegger’s Beach….here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sue Clough says:

    I’ll be running down the Cape, see you all next week

  6. jose viveiros says:

    I also will be supporting the Walk2Runners at Take the Lake 5K this sunday. So I may have do a long run this Saturday if some one want to join me in loops (3.8 mile each) around the Charles river. Looking forward to the folowing sunday long run.

  7. Joe Terranova says:

    I am in.

  8. Ginny Rowe says:

    I’ll be there!

  9. Carol Carstensen says:

    See you Sunday!

  10. Sue Worrall says:

    I’m in

  11. Walter Drag says:

    In and also doing the water stop… please dont wait for me at the start… running from wstop to the Brueggers start and plan to follow everyone out. Its been great training temperatures this summer.. looking forward! Walt

  12. Christina Antico says:

    See you Sunday!

  13. Lauren Cossette says:

    I’m doing Take the Lake this Sunday but I’ll definitely be there next week. I’m looking forward to running with everyone again!

  14. Joanne Piper says:

    I’ll be there too! I can help with the half marathon training if anyone is actually doing one. I think I am one of the very few Sunday runners who isn’t training for a full. I’m doing the full distance this week but I’ll check with you Sunday and I can modify my route and go with any halfers who show up!

  15. Barry Cossette says:

    I will be running the Take the Lake this Sunday so I did my long run tonight(Friday). It was a perfect evening to run, but I’m looking forward to running with everyone next Sunday. Good luck out there peeps!

  16. Demi Dubois says:

    i’ll be there. looking forward to getting back into a routine, although i haven’t committed to any races, yet!

  17. Jennifer Rapaport says:

    I am there! See you all at Brueggers at 8am. Looking forward to it! Thanks Jim!

  18. Dave Hayes says:

    Me too!

  19. Marlene McGunigle says:

    Count me in as well!

  20. Walter Drag says:

    Weather update… think we are good for the run and that showers and any thunderstorms will end around 6 or 7am. I will pick up the supplies between 710 and 720am… it will be a humid start…dewpoints in the lower to mid 60s before drying out midday. it could be sunny around 930 or 10 am. Walt

  21. Brian McDonough says:

    Hi Jim – I’m in for the 4 mile run.

  22. Brian Gilroy says:

    I hope to be there.

  23. Wayne higgins says:

    I’ll be there… Looking forward to it.

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