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2012-09-24 4:31 PM

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Just got my confirmation email on Sunday morning; time to start upping the mileage! Anybody else going? I tried to search for what the cutoff is for 2013 but couldn't dig anything up.


2012-09-24 5:15 PM
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I got my confirmation a couple weeks ago. We should do a BT meetup to get some runs in depending on when everyone is getting there. 
2012-09-24 5:37 PM
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Everyone with a qualifying time who has signed up got in. I think BAA's site said there is about 1900 spots still available.
2012-09-24 8:03 PM
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navbtcret - 2012-09-24 4:37 PM Everyone with a qualifying time who has signed up got in. I think BAA's site said there is about 1900 spots still available.

Will be interesting if the spots are still left as Chicago, Victoria and several other fall races are in the next 2 weeks.

2012-09-24 8:13 PM
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I am in!  I was nervously awaiting the email because I made the cut off time by 7 seconds.  That was my goal for last year to make the cut and now I have to look forward to long winter runs in the snow and cold................AWESOME!!!

I'll take it over the alternative though.

2012-09-25 9:42 AM
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I got mine almost immediately. Submitted the registration at 10:07am and got an email confirming entry and charged my credit card at 11:55am.


2012-09-25 10:45 AM
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Honestly, even though I'm not doing Boston this year, this makes me feel so much better. This year, before I got injured, my BQ time that I was shooting for was 3:35, but I thought I'd have to get closer to 3:33 to get in, based on the race selling out. (Of course if I try for 2014, my BQ time is upped to a 3:40, which I've already done, so that's not as exciting...but I'll probably still try for a sub 3:35 out of totally unnecessary pride). 

Anyway. Looks like the lower qualifying times fixed that "selling out in a half hour" problem they had and there are still enough spots left open that if you just hit your time, you're in.

Congrats to all the qualifiers! Happy training and I hope it's a spectacular race day!

2012-09-25 11:05 AM
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Aaagghhh. Hearing how excited all you guys are makes me jealous.  I did Boston in 2011 and found it one of the coolest experiences I have had.  I re-qualified last year and would have attended 2012 but I thought I would give triathlon a try.  So I missed 2012.  Well, now I’m hooked on tri and am fully committed to my first IM next year so no 2013 either.  Hearing you guys makes me nostalgic to say the least.  Enjoy it; savor it; Boston is a great accomplishment and one of the coolest road races anywhere.  You never know when you’ll be back so forget about setting a PR and enjoy the experience.  Very happy for all you qualifiers, good job.
2012-09-25 2:26 PM
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I am praying that it stays open through this weekend. I ran Boston this past April in the 90 degree heat, and obviously didn't requalify. So I ran another marathon 5 weeks later and missed qualifying by two minutes on another hot day (85 degrees and direct sun).  There really were no other options for marathons before the registration window (without significant travel), so I'm running the Maine Marathon in Portland this Sunday as my last shot for next year's race.  I already have a hotel reserved (I reserved it back in April), so here's hoping!
2012-10-07 11:24 PM
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Website says it's full. 

2012-10-08 5:14 AM
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Khyron - 2012-10-08 12:24 AM

Website says it's full. 

Argh.

But that's exactly what folks were predicting for this weekend. And I'm sure great weather for Chicago didn't hurt. Congrats to everybody who got in for 2013.



2012-10-08 10:35 AM
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What's everyone doing for hotels? I have not yet booked.

I'd obviously be up for some beverages after the race, and ideally want to minimize walking

2012-10-08 10:48 AM
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colinphillips - 2012-10-08 4:14 AM
Khyron - 2012-10-08 12:24 AM

Website says it's full. 

Argh.

But that's exactly what folks were predicting for this weekend. And I'm sure great weather for Chicago didn't hurt. Congrats to everybody who got in for 2013.

I still went through the reg process just for kicks. Took my card and such, worse they'll say is no...

2012-10-11 11:00 AM
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Hey what do you know, they accepted my entry even though I did it a couple days later. Just got my accepted confirmation email. Did you try the form Colin?



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2012-10-11 12:28 PM
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Khyron - 2012-10-11 11:00 AM

Hey what do you know, they accepted my entry even though I did it a couple days later. Just got my accepted confirmation email. Did you try the form Colin?

I don't think he has actually run the race yet Smile

That's alright Colin, we'll see you in 2014, easy. 

2012-10-11 12:58 PM
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Asalzwed - 2012-10-11 1:28 PM
Khyron - 2012-10-11 11:00 AM

Hey what do you know, they accepted my entry even though I did it a couple days later. Just got my accepted confirmation email. Did you try the form Colin?

I don't think he has actually run the race yet Smile

That's alright Colin, we'll see you in 2014, easy. 

Yeah, that's the one small flaw in my strategy so far. 2 weeks to go to MCM, so I think it'll be 2014 for me.



2012-10-11 1:03 PM
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colinphillips - 2012-10-11 12:58 PM
Asalzwed - 2012-10-11 1:28 PM
Khyron - 2012-10-11 11:00 AM

Hey what do you know, they accepted my entry even though I did it a couple days later. Just got my accepted confirmation email. Did you try the form Colin?

I don't think he has actually run the race yet Smile

That's alright Colin, we'll see you in 2014, easy. 

Yeah, that's the one small flaw in my strategy so far. 2 weeks to go to MCM, so I think it'll be 2014 for me.

Small indeed. Perhaps the BAA won't notice 

2012-10-12 1:17 PM
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My confirmation took a few days, but it came through.

I am going to be taking November to develop strength, then starting back up with training in December.

W00T!

2012-10-12 2:23 PM
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BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-10-08 8:35 AM

What's everyone doing for hotels? I have not yet booked...

Paying an obscene amount to stay at the Doubletree nearby.  Like- I could get a very nice new set of wheels for the cost of this hotel.

book now. 

2012-12-03 6:12 PM
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morey000 - 2012-10-12 12:23 PM
BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-10-08 8:35 AM

What's everyone doing for hotels? I have not yet booked...

Paying an obscene amount to stay at the Doubletree nearby.  Like- I could get a very nice new set of wheels for the cost of this hotel.

book now. 

I should update the above.  I found what looks to be a really nice room to rent on AirBnB for cheap, so I ditched the Doubletree.  Just looking at the map of boston and where the finish line and family meetup area is- and I can't believe how close my place is gonna' be.  I'm like 400ft away.  So, you guys won't need to carry me very far.     So friggen jazzed for my 1st boston, and that my achilles are looking like they're gonna' make it. 

2012-12-03 6:16 PM
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morey000 - 2012-10-12 3:23 PM
BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-10-08 8:35 AM

What's everyone doing for hotels? I have not yet booked...

Paying an obscene amount to stay at the Doubletree nearby.  Like- I could get a very nice new set of wheels for the cost of this hotel.

book now. 

Can't be worse than what I'm paying for a week in Lake Placid. And I'll try AirBnB. Need to save money for post-race beer



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