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RE: Boston Questions Thread--course, racing, pre-race planning
Not much to add but will reiterate on not going out too fast. The downhill start will make your MP feel very very easy, but stick to it.
At the village before the start bring a large towel or something to stretch out on and relax/nap. Buy a cheap one and throw it away if you have to. You are in the company of runners and don't have to worry about theft. I had a MP3 player with me that I put in my checked bag with no problems. Wear warm clothes as you will be just sitting around for awhile.
They will announce when to start lining up so just relax and go with it. Hit the pota johns early and often as the lines will get long the closer to lineup time you get.
Can't help on the Hotel to bus planning. Your hotel will probably have a bunch of other runners so just ask around when you check in. One great thing about the Boston atmosphere is everyone is in the same situation and willing to help. We had complete strangers introduce themselves and ask me questions. It was my first time but the other runner and I ended up riding to the buses together and her Mother and my wife hooked up and spectated along the course together.
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