Bib Tracking Info (and a race-day question for you)

A lot of my family and friends have been asking for info on how to track me during the marathon. You guys make me feel like a flippin’ rock star.

I can’t even explain how much I appreciate your support. I’ll be thinking about every one of you guys during the race. Every time I cross a timing mat, I’ll think of my chip registering and you checking in on my progress. It’ll keep me motivated to run smart, fast, and focused.

On Monday morning, live-tracking will be available by clicking on THIS LINK and searching by bib number.
– Live Tracking: click THIS LINK
– My Bib #: 14209

I think it’s really cool that live coverage is available online. There are multiple start times because of all the different waves and corrals, so you can see all the elite/pro athletes start and finish way before us. The elite women start at 9:32AM (EST) and the elite men start at 10:00AM (EST).
– Catch live coverage of the event: click THIS LINK

I am in Wave 2 Corral 6, so I will start around 10:20AM (EST).  Mom and Dad, don’t worry, I’ll call you as soon as I’m done and find Weez at the finish :) 

I have a question for folks who have run Boston before: how did you get to the Boston Commons for bus pick up? I’m a pinch stressed about it because I’ve heard the T doesn’t start running early enough (5:30-5:45AMish) on Marathon Monday. My accommodations are 3+ miles away. Can a cab get me there without problems? Thanks for your advice in advance!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. the dawn says:

    Erin!!!! I’m so glad that you are this close to Boston! I still remember getting the text two years ago that I wasn’t going to be able to meet/see you at Athlete’s Village. But here you are, getting ready to run the best race on earth. I’m so excited and only a little bit jealous that I don’t get to be with you there this time.

    I remember that I was pretty stressed about getting to the buses and getting to the starting line. I ended up buying a seat on one of the nice charter buses for that very reason. It was going to leave quite a bit later than the free buses and they had a potty on board. I had heard a lot about the “experience” of riding on the school buses, but I felt like I had the exact same experience, except with a little more sleep and a comfortable bladder :).

    I do think that they have the public transportation running early on Marathon day. Seriously, the whole town goes nuts for the race. Everyone knows that the race is on Monday and everyone wants to talk to you about it. Oh, you’re going to have such a great time!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

    1. Efo says:

      Ahh!!! It’s SO amazing to hear from you, girl! It’s been too long! I’m so excited about your new addition :) and training goals and that you’re back to blogging. I’m emailing you a much longer response right NOW.

  2. misszippy1 says:

    I am so excited for you!!!!! The weather looks perfect. You are going to love every minute of the experience. As to the buses…I think the T will likely be moving that early on race day, but if not, you should be able to grab a cab. My friends and I actually took the cab all the way up to Hopkinton one year…wouldn’t recommend that, though!

  3. Maggie says:

    I can’t wait to track you!!! You will rock it!!

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