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Boston Training Long Runs

Boston Training Run in Merrimack 2102

Boston Training Run in Merrimack 2102

Eight runs of increasing distance will be held at 2 week intervals, spanning the Boston training timeframe. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations in the WCRC kingdom (MA, NH, ME). All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances.

If you are interested in hosting a run from your house, contact Mike McCormick at mamcc12@gmail.com for details. The chart below shows the open dates.

All WCRC members welcome – even if you’re not running Boston.
Eight dates – every other week through winter.



Dates and recommended distances for Boston build-up:

Date Dist Host(s) Location Contact
December 21 10-12 Mike McCormick / WCRC Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, 211 Elm Street, Salisbury MA mamcc12@gmail.com
January 5 12-14 Kathy McWilliams and Brian Amero 56 Merrimac Street, Amesbury, MA marathonkmc@yahoo.com
January 19 14-16 Matt Cirinna and Abby Jackson 557 Tolend Road Dover NH mcirinna@comcast.net
February 2 16-18 Bob Kennedy and Sinthy Kounlasa 18 Riverview Road, Durham, NH osprey02554@yahoo.com
February 15 16-18 Tricia Lavoie 3 Stacey Lane, Amesbury, MA 01913 palzcares@comcast.net
March 2 18-20 Bruce and Lori Lander
1 Cullen Bay Rd, Dover, NH lv2tri@comcast.net
March 16 18-20 Run to the Beach 30k North Andover to Salisbury, MA ickylabrode@verizon.net
March 30 20-22 Vicki and Tom Miller 143 Durham Point Road, Durham, NH vickim@xenia.unh.edu

If you intend to participate on a specific date, please contact the host during the week before so that they can get a rough head count for planning purposes.

The pace will vary with ability. Runs set up for training, not racing. Hopefully we will have a good idea of who will be coming and intended paces so everyone has someone to run with the whole way.

Amazing. Its almost time to taper for Boston! The last WCRC Boston Training Long Run will be on Sunday, March 30 starting at 9:00AM. The longest mapped route is 21.2 miles, the shorter route is 11.9 miles (starting/ending from the house, rather than the road, both of these routes are about 0.2 miles longer than shown on the map). The longer route has an out-and-back section where you can reverse course at your desired distance. Both courses include much of the course of the Great Bay Half Marathon. Water stops will be located roughly every 4 miles.

Whether or not you are running Boston, you are welcome to show up and help celebrate the end of Boston training (a sure sign of spring … we can only hope).

NOTE THAT GIVEN THE CONDITION OF THE SNOW BANKS WHICH SHOW NO SIGN OF GOING AWAY, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO PARK ALONG THE MILLER’S DRIVEWAY. You will need to park along Deer Meadow Road and then cut through our neighbor’s yard to get to our house (click here for a parking map). You can Google https://goo.gl/maps/LJUi0 to see roughly where to go to park, or put 3 Deer Meadow Road, Durham, NH into your GPS (that will get you close anyway). While you will need to cut through our neighbor’s yard, please don’t park in or block their driveway (or anyone else’s). Park on the right side as you come in, the opposite side from the driveways. This is a neighborhood road so the traffic isn’t heavy, but it is a 2 way road, so pull over as far as possible given the snow conditions.

The run will be hosted by Vicki and Tom Miller at 143 Durham Point Road, Durham, NH. Please RSVP to help us plan. RSVP to Vicki at vickim@xenia.unh.edu.

Course maps

21.2 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/76249382/

11.9 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/29412846/