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Training by the numbers 6, 2, 4 ... perfect

Posted by Rich Horgan  March 25, 2010 10:20 PM

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As the Marathon approaches, we become inundated with significant numbers:

  • 24: Days until the 114th Boston Marathon
  • 17: Years I have been running for Dana-Farber cancer research
  • 4.4: Million dollar goal to be raised by Dana-Farber runners
  • 21: Mile run on tap for Saturday morning
  • 25: The expected temperature when we begin our long run
  • 1,000-plus: Number of runners on the marathon course this weekend
  • 33: Years this month since my Dad passed away from cancer
  • 10: Days until Opening Day
  • 6: Number of miles we ran tonight
  • 2: Pieces of pizza compliments of Crossroads on Mass. Ave.
  • 4: Pitchers of Bud Light our group shared

    Perfect.

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    Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
    • Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
    • Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
    • Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes

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