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Offline Rochey

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2018, 07:42:41 PM »
I am THRILLED with my time. That weather was the worst I’ve ever run in. I’ve never trained in this and was totally miserable. I felt good until about 15, and then I just got too cold. The last two miles were a shuffle, but I knew I was going to finish!

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
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« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2018, 08:30:34 PM »
I am THRILLED with my time. That weather was the worst I’ve ever run in. I’ve never trained in this and was totally miserable. I felt good until about 15, and then I just got too cold. The last two miles were a shuffle, but I knew I was going to finish!

That seems how everyone's race was... all the results I looked at had really slow miles for the last two miles..my daughter said she really wanted to quit at the half and pictures friends took of her at mile 16 did not look good... congrats on your awesome race! I tried to get back out when I got your update at 35k as we had gone in to warm up but didn't make it back in time :(


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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2018, 08:42:13 PM »
Rochey, I clicked on your pics on the B.A.A. app and your smile at the end was priceless. You are a machine. And only you could look that good after running through what you did, as fast as you did ❤️

I am in awe of everybody who ran today  :heartbeat:
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:56 PM »
Watching the playback on DVR.  This race really wasn't about who made the decisive mood at the end, it was about who died the least. 

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« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2018, 02:33:13 AM »
Rochey, I clicked on your pics on the B.A.A. app and your smile at the end was priceless. You are a machine. And only you could look that good after running through what you did, as fast as you did ❤️

I am in awe of everybody who ran today  :heartbeat:

LOL thank you....I was crying.  :preen:

It took me nearly as long to find my friend and get to a hot shower as it did to run that thing. It was total chaos at the end and I would never survive being stranded on a mountain in winter.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2018, 06:16:37 AM »
Out of body experience over the last 2 miles. Dizzy seeing horizontal lines felt like I'd pass out at any moment. Went from 2nd to 4th in age group. :) :( but finished.
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« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2018, 06:51:45 AM »
I should have looked for you in the med tent!

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2018, 07:57:11 AM »
Watching the playback on DVR.

I was talking to a girl at the gym about logistics for the upcoming Broad Street Run while watching and I was reminded that the last time I did that race [2016], it was in conditions almost as bad as they ran up in Boston yesterday, but far less severe [TV clearly didn't do it justice]*

That race is only ten miles; I can't imagine what 26.2 would have been like = certainly a Sufferfest

Again, well done to everyone, and I hope you have all rehydrated, refueled, rested and defrosted today




* edited to reflect first-hand accounts
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« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2018, 08:19:35 AM »
Great job to everyone. I'm humbled by your guts. Cold rain is my kryptonite.
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2018, 08:30:24 AM »
I'm just going to start dictating Ellen's report until she returns to duty...

Miles 20, 21:   13:56, 14:39

Everything is wet and I'm dying.  Stopped to punch a random guy with resting douche-face and steal his umbrella.  Heartbreak.  What drives you to push forward when you're simultaneously climbing a hill and swimming upstream?  Pretended the asphalt was Trump's face.  Effective.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2018, 08:56:03 AM »
Well done, everyone !


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« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2018, 09:02:30 AM »
Per the Screaming Tortise Athletic Club Race Report Rule of Thumb, you all have "one's days grace for each mile raced" to submit your most finely crafted race report

Take your time and make it good
"I thought it over and have decided to say: Your comment is quite possibly one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on Slowtwitch, which is kind of like saying, 'this might just be the worst 3-bean salad I’ve ever had at Sizzler.'"

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2018, 09:39:28 AM »
:D. I hope/plan to have mine done by tonight.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2018, 10:00:39 AM »
It's already halfway written for you!

Jeez, those last few miles were like the bermuda triangle.  Even on the elite side I've never seen implosions like that.  Kirui had a 90 second lead on the crazy little asian after 35k, then ended up 2 1/2 minutes back.   Virtually the entire chase pack on both sides dropped out after the final glimpse of them.  Lead man caught all the women except desi (that was the main suspenseful part at the end to see if he could pull it off  :P  ).   Sarah Sellers (Utah native!) didn't even realize she was second until someone told her and then still didn't believe them  :hah:
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« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:52 AM »
Lead man caught all the women except desi (that was the main suspenseful part at the end to see if he could pull it off  :P  ).

Second place male caught Shalane a few yards before the finish

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Sarah Sellers (Utah native!) didn't even realize she was second until someone told her and then still didn't believe them  :hah:

Did I hear correctly that this was only her second marathon EVER?
"I thought it over and have decided to say: Your comment is quite possibly one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on Slowtwitch, which is kind of like saying, 'this might just be the worst 3-bean salad I’ve ever had at Sizzler.'"

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2018, 11:07:06 AM »
Today is 50s with a tailwind and chance of a shower.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2018, 11:10:51 AM »
 :roll:

Apparently the Barkley RD controls the climate for Boston too. 

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"I thought it over and have decided to say: Your comment is quite possibly one of the stupidest comments I have ever read on Slowtwitch, which is kind of like saying, 'this might just be the worst 3-bean salad I’ve ever had at Sizzler.'"

“Don’t take your ability to do stupid things for granted”

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2018, 11:44:36 AM »
Today is 50s with a tailwind and chance of a shower.

It just sprinkled briefly.
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