Boston Marathon Anyone??
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BULELK1 09-Apr-18
midwest 09-Apr-18
Nick Muche 09-Apr-18
buzz mc 09-Apr-18
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BC 09-Apr-18
Hawkeye 09-Apr-18
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Amoebus 09-Apr-18
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Waterfowler 11-Apr-18
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Inshart 12-Apr-18
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Ron Niziolek 12-Apr-18
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cnelk 16-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 16-Apr-18
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From: BULELK1
09-Apr-18
I can think of 1 of our bowsite family heading to Boston for the big race.

Any others running it this year?

Run like the wind 'midwest' !

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
09-Apr-18
Thanks Robb! 1 week!

From: Nick Muche
09-Apr-18
Are you carb loading?

Good luck Nick!

From: buzz mc
09-Apr-18
Good luck!!!

From: Scrappy
09-Apr-18
Best of luck, I hope you have a blast Nick. What are your goals for this year?

From: BC
09-Apr-18
Good luck midwest. Hope you get some time to check out the sites. Great seafood.

From: Hawkeye
09-Apr-18
Look luck Nick! Quite the accomplishment to qualify...well done!

I just can't believe you're missing 1st turkey season for the Boston Marathon.

Priorities man.....;)

09-Apr-18
Looking forward to your photos and hearing of your accomplishment, Nick! You got this!

From: cnelk
09-Apr-18
Thumbs up Nick. Post that pic of your shirt you'll be wearing

From: Native Okie
09-Apr-18
Good luck, Nick!

From: Bowboy
09-Apr-18
Have fun Nick.

From: Scoot
09-Apr-18
Go get em midwest!

From: HUNT MAN
09-Apr-18
Good luck Nick!

From: t-roy
09-Apr-18
Break a leg, Nick!

Wait!.....uh, um, I mean best of luck, buddy!!

From: Z Barebow
09-Apr-18
The race is just a victory lap with all of the training you put in.

Soak it all in. Enjoy Patriot's Day and I will be following you Nick!

From: Treeline
09-Apr-18
Good luck, Nick!

Takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get in shape for those kinds of events. Have fun!

If you’re really crazy, you could try the Leadville 100!

From: midwest
09-Apr-18

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Mighty Maxson!
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Mighty Maxson!
Thanks everyone. Training for a spring marathon is not fun. I refuse to run on a "dreadmill" so all my running was outside all winter long. I've put on over 800 miles since last mid-November. Getting myself out the door on the real crappy days made me realize how tough guys like Z Barebow are. He's trained for several spring marathons, including Boston, up there in the freaking fridgid winters of Fargo!

Kody Kellom of BRO was kind enough to send me the artwork for my race day singlet. I wanted to wear something to promote patriotism and hunting. I thought the "Land of the Free" logo was perfect!

#CureSMA is for my little grand nephew "Mighty Maxson" who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy just before his first birthday. He is a huge inspiration for me and a constant reminder of how fortunate I am to be able to run.

From: ohiohunter
09-Apr-18
Thats awesome, good luck... #CureSMA!

From: dakotahunter
09-Apr-18
Well when you pass me on the course I should be able to identify you. Good luck. I'm hoping the rain holds off and we get a westerly wind.

From: Jaquomo
09-Apr-18
Good luck, Nick! I'll be watching on TV with a bag of Fritos in my lap and a six pack of Fat Tire..

From: midwest
09-Apr-18
Good luck, dakotahunter! What wave and corral? Ditto on the weather forecast....rain and a 15-25 mph head wind....yuck!

From: dakotahunter
09-Apr-18
I'm in wave 2 corral 3. I haven't put in near the miles you have for this race. I'm just going out there to take in all the experiences of the race so I wont be setting any PR's. And having plenty of Samuel Adams afterwards.

From: Z Barebow
09-Apr-18

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Nick/Scott- You earned your way to Boston. No other marathon compares. I watch it every year. Little advice/reminder- Buy yourself a dollar store air mattress to sit on while you hang at Hopkington school. (Saves you from freezing to death) Toss it when you are ready to roll up to corrals.

Cherish that finish medal.

From: Mark Watkins
09-Apr-18
Good luck guys! Not an "easy one" for all the reasons you've mentioned!

I'm not running but our oldest daughter will be running...her second Boston (fourth marathon overall)!

She's had to do the 20M dreadmill runs as well this winter...ugh!

Our family will be there and cheering her (and you guys) on!!!

Mark

From: Bowfreak
09-Apr-18
Awesome Nick! I can't wait to see finish pics!

From: JTV
09-Apr-18
No Marathons this year for me, I'm actually behind in my running and training right now... seems like I cant get it going with all this lousy weather and cold we've been having, I always ave been a warm/hot weather runner .... 40 years of running and racing, and Ive never been this lazy like I am this season.... is it because I just hit 60, dont know ....

From: Amoebus
09-Apr-18
Good luck and I agree with you about the treadmills. Never cared for them, but -20F days can make you regret that decision.

Also ditto on heading to the thrift store and stocking up on some $2 layering. Have a good BRO singlet and then put the cheap stuff over it. At mile 2, donate the first $2 shirt, repeat until comfortable. It is a lot less stressful than trying to keep your good running stuff or freezing at the start because you are there in a singlet.

I think the former Viking long snapper Mike Morris helps out with the SMA charity. Best of luck to Maxson.

From: CurveBow
10-Apr-18
Best of luck Nick! Have a great run!

I have a running friend that has done it over 25 consecutive years! Another friends leg broke (stress fracture from lots of miles on a dreadmill!) about 1 mile from the finish. Days later, when discharged from the hospital, he finished the race on crutches! He had his Dr's approval and a nurse, who was a Boston finisher, accompanied him. Edit: A local TV station filmed his finish too!

10-Apr-18
Good luck Nick and everyone else running! I ran the 100th Boston in 96, 40,000 runners. They had 2 feet of snow the week before and that ground gets cold sitting on it for a few hours. I`ll never forget the feeling after the race, it will bring tears to your eyes. Also got to use the 1/4 mile long urinal, that was before cell phones, don`t know what they use now, let us know? It took me 35 seconds to cross the start line, I was up front.

From: Waterfowler
11-Apr-18

From: BULELK1
12-Apr-18
I'm sitting here doing my Nv. application and I have the TV on the Weather Chanel.

Looks wet and windy in the AM.......

With all the outside training you have done all winter long-------->

You should be just fine.

#LovinLife

Robb

From: Lucas
12-Apr-18
Good luck Nick!

From: Rut Nut
12-Apr-18
Great outfit! And great cause! Good Luck!

From: midwest
12-Apr-18
Yep, weather forecast looks pretty bad. 100% chance of rain, possibly over an inch, ESE winds 20-30 mph which would be straight in our face the entire race.

#embracethesuck

From: Inshart
12-Apr-18
Good luck, and pray the dirt bags leave the race alone - God speed (spiritually & literally) to you and all the runners.

From: Scar Finga
12-Apr-18
Good Luck Man, go show them how bowhunters do it:)

Love the duds man!

From: Scrappy
12-Apr-18
Nick look on the brite side, you won't break a sweat the whole race if you're only wearing that shirt and shorts. Might die of hypothermia but at least you won't be sweating.

Find a really fast big guy to draft off of to cut the wind. :)

From: Ron Niziolek
12-Apr-18
Best of luck Nick!

From: BULELK1
14-Apr-18
You traveling east today Nick?

Exciting for you and our other bowsite family.

Believe in yourself!

Good luck, Robb

From: PA-R
14-Apr-18
Good luck, Nick.

From: Bowboy
15-Apr-18
Looks like it's going to be cold tomorrow. Good luck!

15-Apr-18
Get'em Nick and Dakota!!!! You guys are awesome.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Apr-18
Today is the day. Be safe and run smart. my best, Paul

From: cnelk
16-Apr-18
Ruuunnnn Nick..... Ruuuunnnn!

From: HUNT MAN
16-Apr-18
Good luck today Nick. One step at a time !! Hunt

From: Scrappy
16-Apr-18
And their off, radar looks horrible over Boston right now.

From: Bowboy
16-Apr-18
Wet and windy. Good luck!

From: ELKMAN
16-Apr-18
Show em what the mountains do to a man!

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18

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To track Nick and Dakota, you can enter their names within tracker link. It is wet!

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Nick is clicking along nicely. 1:43:38 at the half. Dakota is approaching the 1/2 way point.

From: buzz mc
16-Apr-18
Thanks for the update

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Scott came through at 1:52:16.

Leaders have finished. American woman wins for the first time since the 80's. The weather conditions definitely affected the times and favorites. I saw the interview with winning woman and she may have been hypothermic.

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Nick is through the hills and rock steady. (Just passed the 20 mile mark). This is the toughest part of any marathon. Your mind and body are no longer on speaking terms. He is on pace for a sub 3:30 finish.

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Scott may be walking. He could be cramping as he made it through the hills, but the cold rain can mess you up. Nick is hammering and wants this thing over with. Last mile + is at 7:38 pace. ~ 7K to go.

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Scott is back running and Nick has a mile to go!

From: cnelk
16-Apr-18
Nick Finishes! ---- time - 03:27:51

From: buzz mc
16-Apr-18
Way to go!!!!

16-Apr-18
What a great accomplishment! I've got a lot of respect for someone with that much desire to go that far and that long, while running. Awesome, Nick!

From: JTV
16-Apr-18
Good run time .. Congrats !!

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Nicely done Nick! Just to put Nick's marathon in perspective. He AVERAGED a 7:56 pace. (Hop on a treadmill at 7.5 MPH and that is what he averaged for 26.2 miles) Nick's bib # 14341 indicates he had the 14341st fastest qualifying time by registrants. But he finished in 7034th. He moved up over 7000 places over other racers. Lastly, I am not saying Nick is old, but he is eligible for AARP! Great job buddy! A nice hot shower, a nap, are in order. Then eat some meat and drink some Sam Adams! You earned it.

From: T Mac
16-Apr-18
Wow very impressive Nick! Congrats!

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Scott is through 40K. Less than 2M to go.

From: Mark Watkins
16-Apr-18
Congrats Nick!!

Looked for you but never saw you!

You crushed it at 3:27:15!!!

42, rain the entire time into a 20-25mph headwind.

From: Mark Watkins
16-Apr-18
Congrats Nick!!

Looked for you but never saw you!

You crushed it at 3:27:15!!!

42, rain the entire time into a 20-25mph headwind.

From: Mark Watkins
16-Apr-18
Oops....very cold hands:)

Mark

From: Brotsky
16-Apr-18
Way to go guys! This takes some serious guts! Congratulations on accomplishing something very few have the fortitude to try!

From: Z Barebow
16-Apr-18
Scott is in at 4:08:00. Congratulations!

From: buzz mc
16-Apr-18
That's awesome. Congrats to Scott

From: T Mac
16-Apr-18
Congrats dakotahunter well done!

From: JLeMieux
16-Apr-18
Congrats guys! Extremely impressive!

From: otcWill
16-Apr-18
Badass. Hats off to you my friend

From: Bowboy
16-Apr-18
Congrats on great times both of you!

From: JTV
16-Apr-18
Yes, great times for both... again congrats !!

From: Inshart
16-Apr-18
Outstanding job guys - I watched it but never saw either of them. First time I've watched it - wow, with that many runners how can you even keep your feet under you???? impressive both of you!

From: HUNT MAN
16-Apr-18
Way to go guys. Amazing to me! Hunt

From: Bou'bound
16-Apr-18
impressive as heck well done

16-Apr-18
Congrats on a helluva accomplishment, Nick!

From: Marty
16-Apr-18
Awesome job guys! What a rough day to run it.

From: Pyrannah
16-Apr-18
Congratulations!!!

I can’t run it cause of my knees, but even if I could, I wouldnt lol...

Really badass on getting it done!

From: Jaquomo
16-Apr-18
Great job! Damn!

16-Apr-18
Good job Dakota and Nick. Awesome feat.

From: Bob H in NH
16-Apr-18
Impressive runs guys. I ran it in 1986 at the age of 21 in 3:33, in much nicer weather.

Never again :-)

From: BULELK1
17-Apr-18
Big Time Congrats you 2 bowsiters!!

What determination and guts you both have to not only compete but to finish in those conditions for 26 + freaking miles.

Good luck, Robb

From: Nick Muche
17-Apr-18
Great work to all! Very nice!

From: Treeline
17-Apr-18
Awesome job both of you! Congratulations!

From: Amoebus
17-Apr-18
Sweet job you guys. A steady rain and wind will sap your strength. I bet a good day will find you 20-25 min faster.

From: midwest
17-Apr-18
Hey thanks, all! We embraced a lot of suck yesterday! The weather was brutal. Snow on the ground when the bus pulled in to the starting area at Hopkinton. Temps in the upper 30's to start. It was a steady rain in between sheets of rain and winds blasting us in the face the entire run. I had 4 layers on top, full length pants, fleece hat, and gloves on. I was soaked clear through within 2 miles but my core and head were warm. Figured I would peel off layers as I ran but never did get warm enough for that.

I was thinking this must be what it's like to draw a dream elk tag, then get there and have horrible conditions. I guess you just suck it up and do the best you can.

A great experience over all and I thank you all for cheering us on!

From: dakotaduner
17-Apr-18
Congrats guys. I watched. You guys have the fortitude and drive to hunt anywhere

From: t-roy
17-Apr-18
Way to persevere those rough conditions, Nick! Congratulations on an incredible accomplishment!

Maybe next time, you could do a semi-live version, so we can better follow you progress! ;-)

From: Hawkeye
17-Apr-18
Congrats gentlemen!!! Beyond impressive!

From: Duke
17-Apr-18
Those were some brutal race conditions yesterday! Anyone that finished the full deserves a full sense of accomplishment as the mental aspect had to be put into survival mode early. Congratulations for what you achieved!

From: Scoot
17-Apr-18
WTG guys! Super impressive!!!

From: BC
17-Apr-18
Good job midwest.

From: Jaquomo
17-Apr-18
I'm reading about how people wore plastic bags in between layers to keep dry, still got soaked, were suffering more than normal. The first thought that occurred was why don't people wear a thin waterproof breathable outer layer? Does it hold too much heat? More than plastic bags? Just curious.

From: Z Barebow
17-Apr-18
Lou

I had not read about who suffered more. They could have taken lessons from guys on here. When I was running actively, I would start with a thin merino wool base layer. Outer layer is a jacket/windshell. In-between layers are dictated by temperature. Many runners are fixated with their "tech" clothing. Great if it is warm. Sucks for thermal properties. (I don't care what UA says) A thin skull cap, thin fleece headband, and thin gloves would work. Drop the headband around your neck if you get too warm. Keep in mind, many of the runners do not run in cold weather. Much less rain/cold/wind. It also depends upon how fast you run. Slower runners will suffer more. (My opinion) A windshell jacket with a long sleeve merino wool top would have been my choice. Regulate body core heat during race by unzipping jacket.

In a marathon, you will be wet. Even with good weather. The more clothing you wear, the more you have to get wet. When you finish, have some dry clothes ready and get out of your running clothes ASAP.

From: Inshart
17-Apr-18
I would think that trying to wear rain gear that would keep the wet out would cause some serious sweating / dehydration issues ..... especially 26 miles worth?????

From: Z Barebow
17-Apr-18
Insart- You are right. No way I would wear rain gear. My shell is vented in back and I am still wringing wet. I would wear a garbage bag as a poncho until T-1 Minute and then rip and toss it.

From: BigOk
17-Apr-18
Wow, how you can run that long is beyond me. My hats off to you gents.

From: TD
17-Apr-18
wow. That's pretty cool Nick. Congrats! Up there in rare air!

With a performance like that.... I'd let you help pack out my elk sometime...... =D

From: BULELK1
18-Apr-18
Kinda kool that the 2nd place finisher was a gal that went to our local college, Weber State University.

She did well

#LovinLife

Robb

From: midwest
18-Apr-18

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In front of Paul Revere's house.
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Post race recovery drinks.
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Post race recovery drinks.
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Union Oyster House
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Best part of the whole experience was having family there, including both my daughters and grandkids.

From: midwest
18-Apr-18
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From: midwest
18-Apr-18
Lots of details I learned about clothing but won't bore you with the details. I wouldn't be hunting in those conditions anyway so it won't translate over. If I was on a hunt in Alaska, I'd be huddled in a tent waiting for the weather to pass.

From: 12yards
18-Apr-18
Nothing but respect and admiration for you marathoners. I run 3 miles and I'm shot. Well done!

From: Amoebus
18-Apr-18
Do they do any memorials for the bombing? Moment of silence, etc?

I can't imagine I wouldn't be running that last stretch looking to my left...

From: Jaquomo
18-Apr-18
Nick, your photo looks like "Team Mossback" without camo. And much better looking!

:-)

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