The Running Thread - 2018

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  1. michigandergirl

    michigandergirl DIS Veteran

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    I'm home today and was able to watch most of the race. So happy for Des!!! I got all weepy for her! Great race in awful conditions. So inspiring!!!

    :banana::banana::banana:
     
  2. SarahDisney

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    Super excited for Des Linden. I'm hoping I can find a replay to watch later ... after my reaction to Shalane's NYC Marathon finish, I'm not comfortable watching this at work. But I'm super excited that she won. And I'm not normally someone who gets excited about elite runners.

    Also ... very entertained by Shalane's pit stop. But when nature calls ...
     
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  4. Ariel484

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    Women's top 10: 7 Americans, 1 Canadian, 1 Kenyan, 1 Japanese. Americans/Canadians definitely had an advantage with the conditions! This is why you run in crappy conditions, you just never know what race day will bring...
     
  5. rteetz

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    A 13 second pit stop nonetheless.
     
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  6. Barca33Runner

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    Only regret watching is that the conditions brought the finishes so close together. I always enjoy seeing the elite fields finish before the opposite race closes on the finish line. Everything was so congested today.

    As a casual marathon follower I don’t think I could have picked two better champions.
     
  7. michigandergirl

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    Unfortunately I can't stand iced coffee :crazy2:
     
  8. Sailormoon2

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    London for free entry and airfare, as I haven't been there yet and would love to explore. I would really feel weird running Boston if I didn't "earn" it.
    Coffe is MORNING nectar of the Gods!!! I have one large with 1 cream every morning. I do not like any version of home brewed. It must be store bought and I prefer McDonalds ( I am in Canada so this may taste very different than where you get it).
     
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  9. Ariel484

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    Seconded. The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks is deeeeelish. So smooth!
     
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  10. KevM

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    ATTQOTD: with airfare and hotel being paid, I think i’d Have to choose Tokyo. I want to go back, because my only trip there was cut short due to the Tohoku earthquake.

    ATTBQOTD: LOVE coffee. At one point I was drinking about 5 cups a day. Now I try to limit it to 2 cups and a cup or 2 of tea.
     
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  11. IamTrike

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    Tokyo...unless doing Boston meant I've successfully BQ'd. I've done NY twice and loved it both times, but I here Toyko is great, and DisneySea is probably my favorite Disney park so that would give it the edge in my book.

    Yes, if I am doing an early run I drink 8-10 ozs 30 minutes before I run. On other days I start with at least 24 oz in the morning with some cream. Most afternoons I get a venti-hazelnut latte. If we are having company or its a special treat I'll also some decaf with dessert. I've actually cut way back I used to have several large cups in the morning.
     
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  12. Barca33Runner

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    I know a lot of elites will drop out if they are no longer in contention, but looking at the top 10 on each side it seems like a crazy high percentage of runners who were in the lead groups dropped out. Other than the leaders and Americans who were in those groups it doesn’t seem any bothered to finish.
     
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  13. KingLlama

    KingLlama My car finished 3rd on Radiator Springs Racers.

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    I've never watched a single Boston Marathon(or any other non-Olympic race, for that matter), and I didn't even know who Desi Linden was two hours ago, but I follow Runners World on Twitter and was sitting in my car cheering as they updated the finish while eating my lunch.

    Could it be any better of a back-to-back than Shalane winning NYC and Desi winning Boston? Goodness.
     
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  14. Miranda

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    On the local broadcast they were just talking about how the people who were larger and had more body fat were the ones able to make it through the conditions better.

    That's what I'm in training for. I'm getting my bad weather Boston Marathon insulation primed. :D
     
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  15. Ariel484

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    Yeah, that's been my strategy all along and I didn't even know it! :teeth:
     
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  16. rteetz

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    Galen Rupp did not finish...

    I know he was a favorite but have not been a fan of his.
     
  17. SarahDisney

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    ATTQOTD: Like many others, I'd go Tokyo. That's a city I really want to see ... plus I'd make a stop at Tokyo DL.
    Second choice is London, because I do want to visit London eventually.

    ATTBQOTD: Yes.
    I used to be an occasional coffee drinker, but since I started working full-time again, I'm up to every day. Usually I make my 14 oz at home (because then I can put in my milk and fit it in my 16oz travel mug), and then sometimes (okay, usually) I'll get a second (and sometimes 3rd...) cup either in the office or at Starbucks.
    I'm not super picky about my grounds, but I usually use either Starbucks dark roast or something flavored from Target (although I've grown to like the Market Pantry French roast).
    During the spring and summer I cold brew. I was going to start this week, but ... grrr weather.
    Also (and I know only selected SoCal people will understand this) ... I would consider murder for a Coffee Bean White Chocolate Dream anything. Ice Blended, Latte, Hot Chocolate ... I love them all. I miss Coffee Bean (we had them in ny for a few years but dont anymore).
     
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  18. TheHamm

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    I kept trying to tell myself this over lunch. I kept reminding myself that our conditions are not significantly different than those in Boston today. I kept looking at my bag under my desk. And then I went and got a cup of soup. {sigh} I am impressed with those who go out in such conditions, I'd prefer if it was just snowing.
     
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  19. Miranda

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    Amazingly, the 5th place women's time came out of the first wave of the mass start.
     
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  20. Barca33Runner

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    The way he came in it looked like Kirui would have quit after Kawauchi passed him if he hadn't already run 24 miles and wasn't virtually assured of 2nd. It seemed like many of the elites, even before the race started, were looking at the conditions like they had just wasted a training cycle.

    ETA: Piggybacking on my earlier post it looks like most American runners (Rupp being the exception) seemed compelled to finish based on the strong national connection to the race and most other elites were only interested in continuing if winning was still viable. I realize this happens in most major races, but the drop out rate seemed really high at this one.
     
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  21. jennamfeo

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    I'm watching the Finish Line camera now and watched a volunteer come out of nowhere to catch a woman that almost passed out right after finishing. It was impressive. Hope she is okay.
    Watching all these finishers with their hands in the air, totally happy -- loving it. But I have yet to see anyone ugly crying, which would be me. Hahaha.
     
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