Week 14 – Don’t Do Anything Stupid Week

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 yourself  “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 and  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!  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!

14 Responses to “Week 14 – Don’t Do Anything Stupid Week”

  1. I’m in- one more time up and down Highland Ave.
    See you in the am.

  2. Melisa Thorne says:

    I’ll be there as well. Looking forward to it.

  3. Barry Petzold says:

    I can do the water stop if you need me to!

  4. Joe Terranova says:

    I am in.

  5. Lauren Cossette says:

    I can do the water stop too. I’ll probably bring the dogs and walk for a little bit so I’ll likely drive out that way anyway. Barry says he’s in for the full.

  6. Judi Chiavetta says:

    I’m in and ready to celebrate the second to last long run:)

  7. Mary Corbett says:

    I’m in. Anyone else interested in adding the Ell Pond loop to bring it up to 13.5?

  8. Carol Carstensen says:

    Unfortunately I am out. My foot is still hurting and I haven’t run since last Sunday (except for a little test run) but I am still hopeful that the icing, ibuprofen and rest will heal this up in the next 10 days!

  9. Genevieve Rajewski says:

    I’m in for the full. Would hate to miss the last run with the crew.

  10. Rachelle Horwitz says:

    Depending on what time we start (I have to be in Cambridge at 11:30), I’m in for somewhere between the full and half.

  11. Jim says:

    BarryP, Lauren… you two can decide who’ll support tomorrow. Audrey also expressed interest in helping out and running the Spot Pond loop from the water stop, although sleeping in was another viable option for her. As long as at least one or more of the three of you are at Brueggers at 8 I’ll be happy with whichever smiling face is handing me a cup of water.

    See you all at 8AM!

  12. Lois Parker Carmona says:

    i’m in. looking forward to it.

  13. Nancy says:

    I’ll be there too

  14. Wayne says:

    I’m in for about 8-9
    See you at the bagel palace

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