Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

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Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:36 am

So let's add a little levity and fun to the event ok?

I'll set the stage:

Ken: Bib 25149 Wave 4 Corral 2
Lisa: Bib 24358 Wave 4 Corral 1

Corral 1 and 2 begin at the same time - 11:15. Ken will be about (as you can see) 800 runners behind me.

Yesterday on FB Ken mentioned that he would like to keep sight of me in the first half - presumably then, catching up, passing and passing me. And if he does that, will he pay for it on the Newton hills?

I asked if this was a 'shallonge'. Indeed it was.

Bring it I say!

You may place your bets! Will about a 5 minute head start be enough for the little old lady to fend off the fittest septuagenarian we know?

Stay tuned!

This is actually a fun one, because it can play out regardless of race conditions.

PS - Let's keep this light hearted, as that is the intention.
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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby ian » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:43 am

Sounds fun, but there's no way he sees you if there's so much as one person between the two of you. I suggest that you move back a corral and start beside him. That way, if it ends up being a furious Ben Hur finish 26.1 miles later, nobody will be sitting on a cushion of chip time.

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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:47 am

:shock: Ken is on FB, he just got a cell phone! :lol:


As for the shallonge, that is a tough call. You are both excellent runners and disciplined at keeping your pace. I think it's going to be a wash, which would mean you both ran a great race and stuck with your plans.
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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:10 am

Fun!!

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Postby canalrunner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:33 pm

ian wrote:Sounds fun, but there's no way he sees you if there's so much as one person between the two of you. I suggest that you move back a corral and start beside him. That way, if it ends up being a furious Ben Hur finish 26.1 miles later, nobody will be sitting on a cushion of chip time.


Agreed. I think this is the best way. Moving back the corral makes sense for the Shallonge. My money is on Lisa. Break him on the hills. May the pace be with you.


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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby purdy65 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:27 am

Ah, but no chip time involved. Whoever crosses the finish line first!

In any case, this has the potential to be the most hilarious sight on the course! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Jwolf » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:44 am

Sounds like fun. :)

But I agree that the only way it makes sense is if you start together. Otherwise, with 1000 people in each corral, there's very little chance he'll be able to see you at any time in the race.
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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby Jogger Barbie » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:15 pm

It sounds like fun and I'll join the chorus that is suggesting you start together. Corral 2 is nice and close to the front. Lucky!
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Postby canalrunner » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:05 am

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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby purdy65 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:33 am

In is corner: - and I'm being COMPLETELY HONEST here.

Height: 4'8'
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Postby deerdree » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:35 am

purdy65 wrote:Favourite running movie: ? Whatever! Spirit of the Marathon

dude! if ken says Saint Ralph, the odds are in his favour. :lol: :wink:

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Postby La » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:06 pm

deerdree wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Favourite running movie: ? Whatever! Spirit of the Marathon

dude! if ken says Saint Ralph, the odds are in his favour. :lol: :wink:

Saint Ralph would totally be mine!
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Postby deerdree » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:00 pm

La wrote:
deerdree wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Favourite running movie: ? Whatever! Spirit of the Marathon

dude! if ken says Saint Ralph, the odds are in his favour. :lol: :wink:

Saint Ralph would totally be mine!

I love spirit of the marathon, but when I think of Boston, I think Saint Ralph. Lightning told me there are even people who cheer in Santa suits! :lol:

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Postby RobW » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:14 pm

purdy65 wrote:Favourite fruit: ? Whatever - Banana
Favourite running movie: ? Whatever! Spirit of the Marathon
If you were an animal, what would you be: Miniature Yorkie.

:lol:

I'm laughing at the questions, not your answers.

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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:23 pm

Oh I wish I could be there cheering on the final stretch!! Watching this play out could be so much fun :D :D
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Postby BJH » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:09 am

This is great! :)

I also agree that you should start together.
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Postby purdy65 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:16 am

Oh Ken! Time to weigh in here!
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Postby canalrunner » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:07 am

purdy65 wrote:Oh Ken! Time to weigh in here!

'Weigh in'. Is this the start of the trash talk?? Hope so.
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Postby RobW » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:55 am

purdy65 wrote:Oh Ken! Time to weigh in here!

Way to go Lisa you scared the poor guy away!


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Postby Jwolf » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:59 pm

As long as this isn't a "tortoise vs hare" race. :) Ken is the tortoise but I don't think Lisa is the hare. ;)
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Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

Postby Ken B » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:31 pm

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Regarding starting together. That is not fair to Lisa. If , indeed, I can catch her it will be later in the race and the crowds with thin out a bit. I will be checking constantly thus taking my mind off my own misfortunes!! :)

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Postby Ken B » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:33 pm

I didn't know about it until a posting on my thread! Definitely keep it light hearted. I admire Lisa and her ability immensely. I really think she will disappear over the horizon but even tortoise's can dream!! :)

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Postby Ken B » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:44 pm

Ah, but no chip time involved. Whoever crosses the finish line first!

Agreed!!! I will be wearing a Canada shirt with a Boston Marathon hat. I will be the large shape hovering over her shoulder somewhere on the course!! When Lisa notices that she is running in shadow, she should be concerned. :)

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Postby purdy65 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:00 pm

Ken. It was on one of my status posts on fb! I just ended up formalizing it and starting a little fun.

This might actually help get me through those hard miles! :)
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Postby Ken B » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:01 pm

purdy65 wrote:Ken. It was on one of my status posts on fb! I just ended up formalizing it and starting a little fun.

This might actually help get me through those hard miles! :)




Exactly my thoughts, Lisa! Just something to add a bit of fun to the day. If , indeed, I do find you in the crowd, my aim would be to run with you until about 100 metres from the finish and then all bets are off! :)


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