Sunday, April 14, 2013

Josh Cox Boston Marathon Tips: A Conversation with Seeking Boston Marathon

Your Boston Qualifier got you here and you've likely trained for the last four months in preparation for Monday's Boston Marathon.  Whether you've run it before or not, marathoners have one thing in common;  we are all "sponges" for information about the sport and the race itself.  Thanks to Poland Spring, I got the unique opportunity to sit down with Josh Cox (US 50K Record Holder) and pick his brain about his experience and preparation tips for Monday.

After a short run from Copley square with Josh, I sat down at the nearby Westin hotel for a one-on-one interview and a once in a lifetime experience.  Some questions you'd expect, some from my social media circle on Facebook and twitter, and some "off-beat" stuff you'd expect from me, like "have you stopped in Wellesley for a coed kiss?"  (Apologies in advance for once again "hacking" the pronunciation of Wellesley.)

Having raced Boston and paced it many times, I learned a lot myself from the conversation and will try and apply it on Sunday's "race eve" and Monday's race.  Please enjoy.  I sure did.

Josh Cox Boston Marathon Shake-Out Run Conversation from SeekingBostonMarathon on Vimeo.

Concerned about having enough hydration on the course, don't be. Poland Spring will be providing:

· 46,872 gallons of water along the course
· 116,832 .5-Liter bottles of water at the start and finish lines

A huge thanks to Josh, Andrea and Michelle for setting this up, and the rest of the Poland Spring team.

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Average guy w/ an above average appetite for marathon racing and triathlons. Ran my 5th Boston in '15. 3:21, 1:29, 19:21 PR;full/half/5K Opinions & wit are mine