Week 12 – A bunch of short runs strung together

Our long route this week is the longest we offer – 22 miles. Our half route is, well, half that – 11 miles.

We do have some distance to cover this Sunday, but let’s not overwhelm ourselves. For those running the Full, you have 6 shorter runs. At the end of the first 5 shorter runs, you’ll be awarded a paper cup and something to fill it, and given the choice of sugary, salty or medicinal items. Basically, it’s a little prize at each brief stop between your runs! You might even get a bonus compliment or pep talk if you qualify for one.

Seriously, though. I don’t want to downplay what we’ll be up to on Sunday. You’ve got some miles in front of you and some prep today and tomorrow. 1) get some sleep, especially Friday night. 2) eat foods that will properly fuel you – protein, healthy carbs, and enough salt. 3) Sip away at your water throughout the day Friday and Saturday and get yourself hydrated. 4) chose your apparel wisely – socks, singlets, shorts, underthings… dress for a warm run. 5) keep perspective – remind yourself that you’ve built up to this and you’re totally capable.

PLEASE ACQUAINT YOURSELVES WITH THE ROUTE! Click on the maps and know where you’re going. We’ll go over it BRIEFLY (and not that well) before the run, but for your own good, check out the map.

I think I’m all set with water stop volunteers. I have Jeff R. and Erin F. and myself (Thank you, Mr. Rushton and Mrs. Fopiano).

So, who is signing up for the fun this week? Please speak up and if there is anything, within reason, you’d like to ‘win’ (ingest) at the water stops, state it in the comment. I won’t make any guarantees I can get it in time, but I understand the importance of using this run as a formal dress rehearsal for race day and will do my best to support you.

What crazy, awesome runners are in?

25 Responses to “Week 12 – A bunch of short runs strung together”

  1. jeanne boisseau says:

    I’m in for about 18-19

  2. Bill o says:

    In case you need, I can help out with water stop

  3. Tom Gorman says:

    I’m in for the full.

  4. Regina Curran says:

    In for 7-8 of the short, thank you

  5. Haecha Donnelly says:

    I’m in for 18-20 and will be starting at 7AM. Thanks Lois and all the water stops!

  6. Maryanne Martin says:

    iFTF and starting early due to the heat…thanks Lois and volunteers…looking forward to your support along the way : )

  7. Sue Clough says:

    IFTF++. I will be starting at 7 am, doing the winter 4 mile route before heading out for the 22. In case I’m delirious tomorrow, I want to say up front THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the water stop volunteers!! I just made some not so good looking, but good for you long run cookies to add to the supplies if anyone would like to try, oatmeal, dates, chia seeds, banana and chocolate chips cookies.

  8. Alicia Furbush says:

    In for a little bit less than the half. Thanks to all that help out.

  9. Joanne Piper says:

    I’m doing the full plus 4 with Sue C. I will bring some whole wheat double apple muffins. Yikes! Will try to stay in the shade!

  10. Jim Carson says:

    Good luck to all those running the half, the full, and the fuller tomorrow. I hear its warm back there, take care of yourselves. Remember this is not a race, its a training run. Your goal is to come out of this run with 22 miles behind you and your health. There are no medals or trophies, just experience to be gained.

    Keep moving, keep smiling, keep hydrated, and keep thanking Lois and her band of merry waterstoppers for helping you pass the miles.


  11. Paul Locke says:

    I’m in for the half, maybe a little more… whatever it takes to be worthy of apple muffins!

    Thanks in advance to Erin & Jeff & Lois & the bakers!

  12. Maggie Browder says:

    Hoping that my IT band will allow me to run 20!

  13. Matt Kerton says:

    In for the half.

  14. Jeanne Boisseau says:

    Jackie and I are going to start around 7:30 from Malden so hopefully we will see you out there and make some water stops – so grateful for all the support ! Best ever!!!

  15. Courtney says:

    Have to do 16 so I’ll do the full loop and chop off some of Winchester (between miles 10 and 15ish)! Looking forward to some antics and Gu-induced delirium 😉 thanks Lois and crew!!!!

  16. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    Bill, if you get this in time and want to come out to help, meet us at Bruegger’s at 8am and I’ll give you some supplied, or show up at one of the water stops and start pouring. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

  17. Jessi says:

    Thank you so much to all of the volunteers!! I will also be starting out early with all intentions of running the 22! I’m sure everyone will catch up with me and I’ll see everyone tomorrow!!

  18. Brian Walfield says:

    I’m a maybe at this point! Thanks!!

  19. Lauren Cossette says:

    In for the half, though I’m not exactly sure what that is. The link says 9 miles, the text on the map says 11.2 and the route itself looks like it’s 12+? I’m confused. Haha. Regardless, I will definitely be there for something. 🙂

  20. Dorota Bulik says:

    Let’s do it! In for all seven short runs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We have THE BEST long runs eveh’.

  21. Ed Bradford says:

    In for the half

  22. Jackie Ecker says:

    I’m in for about 18. Starting early from home so will have 2 miles done by the time I get to Brueggers.

  23. Bill Riley says:

    In for the full

  24. Dan Slattery says:

    In for the half ????. Thanks to Lo, all the vols, and even the “ghost” of Jim!!

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