Week 12 – T W E N T Y – T W O

Twenty two is the longer long run and 11 is the not-as-long long run this week.

I can sense your excitement as you read this blog.

As has been said before, when the runs get as long as these, it’s really better to think of it as just getting from water stop to water stop. For the longer runners, that would just be 6 short runs! And for those doing the shorter route, that is only 2 short runs! You can do that.

Start now by doing all that you can to make it the best run. Hydrate. Sleep as well you can, especially Friday night. Eat healthy food. Most of all, don’t stress about it. 2 or 6 short runs and you’ll be done. We should have a gorgeous day to run a course nearly the same as we ran a couple weeks ago — a pleasant run through Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Medford, close enough to spy Arlington, back through Winchester and Stoneham to Melrose. Phew, that is quite a tour. Acquaint yourself with the maps, please.

I think I’m all set with waterstops. Just awaiting some confirmations, but I believe we’re all set. I’ll post here later with confirmation of what is what and who will be where.

Questions? Spontaneous squeals of excitement? Who is IFTF or IFTH? or in for some distance that isn’t quite the full or the half?


p.s. Good luck to Bill Ozaslan Β and Mikey Hartin who will be running the Clarence Demar Marathon on Sunday morning. We’re moving our feet with you in spirit!


28 Responses to “Week 12 – T W E N T Y – T W O”

  1. Sue Clough says:

    Me! I’m IFT…..middle of the full. That was too long of an acronym to decipher.. I’ll start from the zoo.

  2. Sue Worrall says:

    I’m starting from the winchester middle school and running backwards until about eugene, then running back to the middle school, more if my feet hold up.

  3. Nancy Gaudet says:

    Me? More than half, less than full….Yippie

  4. Michele DeAngelo says:

    OMG!!! I just don’t know.
    1/2 + whatever. I’ve confused myself????

  5. Betty Cooper says:

    I can help with the water stops Lois. Let me know where you need me. πŸ™‚

  6. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    Hi Betty!
    Would you like to take the first waterstop, on Highland Ave near the rotary/rink? I’ll have supplies for you on Sunday if you’re willing. That waterstop is WS1 for everyone and WS2 for the shorter route. Let me know if that would work for you. Thank you, thank you!

  7. Tom Gorman says:

    I’m in for the half.

  8. Betty Cooper says:

    Lois, I can do that. What time should we meet up for supplies?

  9. Matt Kerton says:

    I’m in for the full.

  10. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    Okay – waterstop peeps – Betty (WS1), Jojo (WS2/5), Jeff (WS3), SueW (WS4). I will have supplies for you at Bruegger’s if you need. I know a few of you already have the supplies you need. See me before 8am or just after the runners head off if you need anything.

    thank you, thank you, thank you!

  11. Janice Meckstroth says:

    Lois, I can help with a water stop if you need it. Let me know. If you need me please call my cell 617-957-1085. Thanks! Janice

  12. Jeff Rushton says:

    In for water stop #3! See you in the morning.

  13. Hi, I am doing what Sue Clough is running. Thanks to all the water stop volunteers! See you in the morning!

  14. Denise Judware says:

    I am in for the full. Thanks!

  15. Tim Morris says:


  16. Joanne Pipet says:

    I haven’t figured out my route yet but in the middle and about 8 miles. Ill start from Eugene possibly but I’ll see you by 8 Lois at brueggers since I have no supplies. Do u need me to pick up anything?

  17. Audrey Hanscom says:

    in for the half

  18. Molly McGunigle says:

    I am in for the half

  19. Maryanne says:

    In for the half…starting at Eugene…

  20. Eric Bremberg says:

    I’m in for the full.

  21. Brian Walfield says:

    Thanks to everyone doing the water stops!
    I’m in for something?

  22. Diana Mirabello says:

    I’m in for around 14

  23. Andrew Pate says:

    It is I, your long lost friend Pater! I am making a special guest appearance and I am in for the Full Monty, all 22 baby! Looking forward to seeing you all

  24. andy nagelin says:


  25. Gillian Petrozziello says:

    I’m in for something. I’ll meet you at WS 1 on Highland Ave. πŸ™‚

  26. Christina Antico says:

    More than half, less than the full. πŸ™‚

  27. Paul Locke says:

    Late, but… I’ll do the full!

  28. Shannon Price says:

    I’m a member of MRC but haven’t done a long run in almost a year. I need to do @ 15 miles so in the middle. See you at Brueggers?

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