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26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Tofer
Date: April 15, 2007 08:08PM
Well, as most of you probably know by now (thanks, lafinfil for all the reminders!!), tomorrow morning is the Boston Marathon. I truly appreciate all of the donations, and while I haven't updated my website, I did make my goal, and I have a lot of you to thank for it.

The current weather forecast is for "the worst weather ever" for the marathon: sub 40ºF, 15-20mph headwinds, and rain. It seems mother nature wanted to play a joke on me this year, I'm afraid. Anyway, I'll try to be swift, and we'll see how it goes! Cheers!!

-Tofer



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2007 12:43PM by lafinfil.
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: haikuman
Date: April 15, 2007 08:14PM
Best of luck Tofer ~!~

I have never run a marathon.

You are held in high esteem...~!~



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: archipirata
Date: April 15, 2007 08:20PM
Best of luck man, you might want to wear a wetsuit.



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 15, 2007 08:28PM
STRETCH!

Good Luck!

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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: April 15, 2007 08:48PM
My wife just ran the Columbus half marathon on Saturday. It was really cold there as well - but no rain. She ran the Cleveland Marathon a few years ago and had the wind and the rain and about 45 degrees. She said the only way she'll ever run another marathon is if they can guarantee good weather!!

Best of luck tomorrow!
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: April 15, 2007 09:01PM



Good Luck Tofer and thanks for wearing the sign !



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 15, 2007 09:29PM
Better take a snow shovel just in case.

On the plus side, those Kenyans might not be able to handle the colder temps. Maybe you'll win!

Good Luck!



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: April 15, 2007 09:33PM
Here is the charity donation link if anyone needs it.

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Have a good run.



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: ArtP
Date: April 15, 2007 09:39PM
Good luck dude...

( but stay healthy so you can add new features to iWebSites!)

smiling smiley
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2007 09:40PM
as my mom used to say "Run in between the raindrops!"

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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: microchip13
Date: April 16, 2007 12:13AM
Good Luck!



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: April 16, 2007 04:51AM
Break a leg!


Errr...on second thought.

Do be careful, though, I'm in Philly, and the weather here is *horrible*! It's been raining for over 24 hours, and for the last few, it's been a sleety snow mix. Yuck!

On the bright side, I just finished my taxes. On the dark side...I owe! :-(


Best of luck, though! May you be fleet of foot and warm of skin.



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Tofer
Date: April 16, 2007 04:56AM
Thanks, everyone! I got a fairly good night sleep last night. The big issue now is the logistics of getting to the start line and staying dry during the 3 hours of waiting around outside. We have to board the busses at 7am to get up to the start, and then they drop us off outside in the rain. The race starts (for me) at 10:30am. Cheers!

-Tofer
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Jp!
Date: April 16, 2007 05:35AM
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lafinfil



Good Luck Tofer and thanks for wearing the sign !

Man Windoze sucks. All my images are DARKER than on a Mac.

Tofer ends up looking like Tony Curtis with earrings. Or, Mr. Clean WITH HAIR. Not sure WHY his ears look like they have earrings, however. But, it's funny looking.



[Ed: funny, I could not remember Tony Curtis' name off the top of my head, but I did remember that when I was young I saw him in HOUDINI (movie), used IMDB and correctly chose the 1953 movie which in turn pointed me to his name]

Oddly enough, both Tony Curtis and Yul Brenner were in a movie together, Taras Bulba.



Either way, images in (MY) windows suck.

Good luck with that running.
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 16, 2007 06:16AM
Good luck . . . especially with that sign . . . you can at least hold it over your head while you are waiting for the race to begin!

grinning smiley



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: robfilms
Date: April 16, 2007 06:31AM
tofer-

u might want to stay hydrated.

then again, running 26.2 miles in a rainstorm is not my idea of taking liquid into my body.

as they say in the car biz-your mileage may vary.

good luck to u.

we are rooting

be well

rob
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: spearmint
Date: April 16, 2007 07:53AM
42 degrees is the ideal weather for running. You gotta run to keep warm and it minimizes dehydration. Rain is good too for cooling. I don't think the wind is good unless it is at your back. You are going to fly today!




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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: billb
Date: April 16, 2007 07:56AM
Hoping your feet stay dry.

Good luck.
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Rain
Date: April 16, 2007 07:56AM
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spearmint
Rain is good too for cooling.

Thanks Mint! You sometimes say the kindest things to me. hahahaha!


Know many of your donated to me and my family after Hurricane Katrina - Least I can do is pitch in here and give back some -
GOOD LUCK
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: spearmint
Date: April 16, 2007 08:21AM
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Rain
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spearmint
Rain is good too for cooling.

Thanks Mint! You sometimes say the kindest things to me. hahahaha!
Rain

Rain making somebody hot would be better. Now "Rain is cool" is the real deal.




Da Good Life



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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Jp!
Date: April 16, 2007 08:24AM
I thought Rain was a collection of big drips?
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: spearmint
Date: April 16, 2007 08:52AM
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Jp!
I thought Rain was a collection of big drips?

Nah. Rain is going up so fast Creedence Clearwater is singing "Who'll stop the Rain?"

answer: Nobody.

By now Tofer is just kicking into high gear or depending on the start time streaking across the last couple miles. Go guy!
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I made it!!
Posted by: Tofer
Date: April 16, 2007 04:37PM
Woo-hoo! The weather was okay at the beginning, then terrible in the middle, perfect when the Wellesley coeds were screaming at us and trying to kiss us, and then I hit a wall at mile 23. I was on track for a 3:30 marathon until mile 23, but then I slowed down significantly and ended up with a 3:36 time. I'm pretty happy about it.

Thanks again to everyone who donated, and for all the support in general. Cheers!

-Tofer
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Re: 26.2...here I come!
Posted by: Rain
Date: April 16, 2007 09:38PM
Im just impressed you ran -
I'd never make it a mile - HAHAHAHA!

btw, this thread needs pics of the Wellesley coeds.... NOW, please!



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