The weekend three weeks before Patriots’ Day is always a busy time in the Newton hills. Thousands of runners, most of them running for one charity or another, head to the course to get their last long training run in before the Boston Marathon.
This year, between the expanded size of the race field and the threat of a storm on Sunday, there were probably more runners doing their training on Saturday than ever before.
As I did in 2012, I spent some time with my video camera at the start of the hills, just past the firehouse turn, finding out what the runners had to say:
And don’t forget to check out the One Fund benefit anthology, The 27th Mile!
They had a pretty nice day yesterday. I’m heading out for the Eastern States 20 miler in a little while. All I can hear is rain out side!
Better you than me. Last time I did Eastern States, it was a rain/snow mix, I tore my hamstring and dragged my leg for 7 miles, and I had to wait an hour, cold and wet, for my wife to finish. But I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
great video. I’ll watch the rest of it when I get home this afternoon. Or I may go lay on the sofa for a few hours.