Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to track my progress during the Boston Marathon 2014

Tracking me during the marathon
I will be in Wave 4, Corral 8. Exit Athlete’s Village at 11:05 a.m. and start at approximately 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

I will be finishing between 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Here’s how you can follow my marathon progress (directions take from the marathon website):

My Bib #:  29362
  • TEXT - Simply text the athlete's Bib Number to 345678 using your US mobile phone. You will then receive an sms text response with instructions on how to submit a runner’s bib number. You will receive up to 6 texts per bib number. Message & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for help. Available on participating carriers only. Privacy Policy at:
  • EMAIL - Continue to the registration page for the AT&T Athlete Alert on the race website. Sign-up using your mobile phone number for SMS text message updates, or by entering an email address for email updates. Click here to sign up now.
  • If you register a mobile phone online, you will receive a message asking you to confirm your intention to receive updates from the 2014 Boston Marathon AT&T Athlete Alert. Once you’ve completed registration for AT&T Athlete Alert, you will receive text updates courtesy of AT&T and the Boston Marathon when your runner has crossed the following points on the course:
  • 10K
Refer to this link if you have any problems or contact me.
Thank you for all of your support and I can’t wait to cross the starting line in Hopkinton and the finish line in Boston! #BostonStrong #ROAR #ReverseRett

Online Race Coverage - Universal Sports 

I think you can try to log in with your DirectTV, Dish or other cable/satellite provider here.  Not sure if it's a charge.

CAM North Staff on KCCI day Tuesday.  Thanks for providing the purple backdrop for the day, the high school did a fabulous job as well!

I will be uploading pictures and accounts to my FB & Kate's FB page all weekend -Search if you haven't found it yet.

Team Kate - From CAM to the Boston Marathon 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Last of the Long Runs and Home stretch on training

Team "We've Got the Runs"
While my intent was to journal my workouts through the entire training process, life gets in the way and though I love writing there just wasn't enough time to stay on top of my blog.  The good news is outside of the Alumni Tournament Weekend, my training runs went as planned and I feel better than ever going into tapering and the countdown to the Boston Marathon.  I had my last really long run yesterday in Cedar Rapids and officially two weeks from the race I can now enjoy medium and short runs from here on out.

Marathon Relay & Casey:
My longest run happened a few weeks ago as an amazing turnout for our marathon relay event spurred a nice run to Adair and back, my legs feeling better than ever and I welcomed the thought of going another six miles after the 20 eagerly.  I saw most people, but being on that road precluded me from meeting several of the groups, but it was a widely successful day to say the least.  The next week saw me run to Casey from Anita getting my 16 miles in all in one shot.  Thankfully I had a ride home and got to have spaghetti at Troop 70's annual spaghetti supper.

Moving Ahead:
Now we're planning the weekend and coordinating what and where we are doing things.  What seemed so far away is now right on the doorstep and stuff's getting real for sure.  More to come as the weeks turn into days going forward.