120th Boston Marathon

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120th Boston Marathon

Postby Ken B » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:39 pm

Okay not my 120th Boston Marathon. It was my fourth year running Boston. It was the best year so far.
Prerace:
We followed our usual timetable and drove to Syracuse on Friday afternoon. We had an excellent steak dinner at Texas Roadhouse. On Saturday, we drove on to Franklin, Massachusetts. The drive down as uneventful. On Sunday, we usually take the Franklin Commuter Train to and from downtown Boston to attend the Expo and pick up my race packet. This year, not only was the train delayed, but it didn't go all the way downtown. Thus we drove down and paid the exorbitant parking fees to park in the Prudential Center. We ended up parking in there but along a curb instead of a parking space.
The packet pick up was excellent as usual. The Expo, however, was extremely crowded and we spent 30 minutes unsuccessfully looking for the Altra Show booth. Then went to have lunch at the Food Court. Oops - the food court was closed. We then drove back to the hotel, stopping on the way at a Friendly's Restaurant for very nice lunch.
Race Day:
The weather was excellent although not as warm as had been forecast. It was sunny and temperatures ranged from 62 F at Hopkinton when my race started ( 11:15 ) to 54 F at the finish when I finished just under 5 hours later. The wasn't much breeze at the start but the wind picked up as we ran and was quite cool and strong by the time I was running the last few km.
I think I saw my friend Doug in our starting corral ( Wave 4, Corral 2 ) as we waited for the starting gun but he was too far away to get to say hi! My plan was to run a 4 and 1 min run/walk plan, enjoy the trip by taking photos and videos and interacting with the thousands of spectators. This plan was successful. I did have both my GoPro and Fuji Cameras and again the GoPro packed it in when I tried to take time shift photos. Fortunately the Fugi worked well. I was in excellent shape until the Newton Hills and I took some more walk breaks on the hills. I was suffering a bit by the end of the race but not nearly as much as my other three times. My pace was good throughout. I walk the the entire Wellesley College section and almost all of Boyleston approaching the finish line. I am asking Spirit to post a couple of Videos of those two areas.
I am also posting a couple of photos here.
Chip time: 4:51:01
5 Km Segments:
1: 31:21
2: 31:43
3: 31:42
4: 34:01
5: 33:56
6: 39:41
7: 35:40
8: 35:27
9: 17:30

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/ ... 1461188197



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/ ... 1461188314



Ken

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:50 pm

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:51 pm

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Ken B » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:11 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7fs9vf0qlvm9 ... 6.MOV?dl=0

This is the video I shot while walking to the finish line!
Last edited by Ken B on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Ken B » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Hey! I did it! Thanks, Laura! :)

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby La » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:27 pm

Congrats, Ken! :)
Ken B wrote:Okay not my 120th Boston Marathon. It was my fourth year running Boston.

I was going to ask. Glad you clarified. ;)
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:30 pm

Good job on another Boston.
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby deerdree » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:42 pm

congratulations, ken. and thanks for the videos - very neat to see it from your perspective!! loved hearing your name at the finish line!

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:39 am

congratulations!
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April - Boston Marathon
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby 5km » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:56 am

scrumhalfgirl wrote:congratulations!


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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Doonst » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Well done Kenneth!
next up:


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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby grimskot » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:22 pm

Congrats! :)
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:19 pm

Congratulations Ken.
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Stampie » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:15 pm

Well done Ken!
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

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Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:35 am

Awesome Ken!!! :dance:
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Jwolf » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:11 pm

Awesome, Ken-- thanks for the report.

You continue to inspire. When I grow up I wanna be like Ken. :)
Races for 2018:
January 28: MEC Race #1 (Stanley Park) 10K- Done!
February 11: First Half Half-Marathon- Done!
March 18: MEC Race #2 (Pacific Spirit Park) 10K - Done!
April 14: MEC Race #3 (Burnaby Lake) 10K Done!
April 22: Vancouver Sun Run 10K Done!
May 6: BMO Half-Marathon - switch to 8K Done!
May 20: Red Deer Half-Marathon -switch to 10K Done!
June 10: MEC Race #4 (Garry Point Park) 10K Done!
July 22: MEC Race #5 (Riverfront Park) 10K or 5K
Sept 22: Seawheeze Half-Marathon
Sept 30: MEC Race #6 (Garry Point Park) 10K or 5K

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon May 02, 2016 9:01 am

Nice :) Glad you had such a good time in Boston Ken! Love the photos etc :)

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Re: 120th Boston Marathon

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Ken,
I want to be just like you when I grow up!!
Please know that you are such an inspiration to me.
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5


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