November 3, 2017

Marathon Training Tips-Join fitness with David running New York Marathon 2017 (Race date 05/11/17).

JOIN FITNESS WITH DAVID RUNNING NEW YORK MARATHON 2017 IN 13 DAYS 

WEEK 2 TAPER

With two weeks to go, target mileage 60% of peak weekly mileage working out to 66kms total in the week. Run schedule-Monday last Tempo, Tuesday easy, Wednesday last speed training, Thursday rest, Friday easy, Saturday mid-range speed run. Diet still high on proteins, scheduled for 3 physiotherapy sessions in the week. All strength training dropped.

JOIN FITNESS WITH DAVID RUNNING NEW YORK MARATHON 2017 IN 12 DAYS 

RACE HISTORY

The first New York City Marathon, organized in 1970 by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta, was held entirely in Central Park. Of 127 entrants, only 55 men finished; the sole female entrant dropped out due to illness. Winners were given inexpensive wristwatches and recycled baseball and bowling trophies. The entry fee was $1 and the total event budget was $1,000.

JOIN FITNESS WITH DAVID RUNNING NEW YORK MARATHON 2017 IN 5 DAYS 

RACE WEEK

Race week is finally here.5 days to go. Last week of taper. Running around 40 kms this week.

Track race live by downloading TCS New York City Marathon app and searching runners by race number or name. Due to the high number of runners taking part in the race (Approximately 50,000), There will be four different start times.9.50, 10.15,10.40 and 11 am. Each corral has three start points in colors Orange, green and blue

Follow me from start to finish.

Race details

David Thuo Ndungu

Race Number 3343

Green Wave Corral A-(Start time 9:50 AM USA time.4:50pm Nairobi time

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COURSE PROFILE 

The TCS New York City Marathon course runs through all five of New York City’s boroughs: It starts in Staten Island, through Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and ends at Manhattan’s iconic Central Park.

The course starts with a climb up to approximately 1.3 km point (approximately 260 ft highest) and then descends to an elevation of about 38 ft by 3.2 km mark. The course then has minor elevation changes with the major ones being at approximately 7.3,13.5,21,25 and 37kms.

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TIMERS

Timing will be located at the start, every 5K (3.1 miles) to 40K, the half-marathon (13.1 miles), every mile beginning at mile 8, and the finish.

Mile markers and clocks are posted at every mile. Before mile 8, clocks marked with color-coded signs correspond to the start color. From mile 8 onward, all mile markers will be blue. Yellow kilometer signs will be posted every 5 kilometers. All course clocks will be set to correspond to Wave 1.

JOIN FITNESS WITH DAVID RUNNING NEW YORK MARATHON 2017

RUNNING BIB IN HAND

Morning 5km run in the central park.Bus route tour in the early aternoon then web-rest.Carbo loading dinner in the evening.All set for tomorrow’s race

JOIN FITNESS WITH DAVID RUNNING NEW YORK MARATHON 2017

RACE DAY

Early morning (5.30am) pickup from the public library in midtown manhattan for a 90 minute bus ride to the start line. Lots of waiting time before race start. Carried Extra set of old gear for warmth to be discarded before start. Warm up 20 minutes before race start.

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