This is my second time racing Boston and, after the tragic events that unfolded last year, I feel privileged to have made the cut again. As a New England-er, Boston is the ultimate goal for any marathon runner. After one of my first 5k's my Uncle Bill told me that he was waiting to see me run Boston- I genuinely scoffed, the idea of running that far was absurd! But the seed had been planted... He must have known something that I didn't, because only a couple years later there I was, waving to my whole family as I ran down Boylston.
We know a lot can happen in 26.2 miles, making it very important to "control the controllables" as they say. That is why we rounded up marathon advice from Oiselle elites. Each has had their ups, downs and lessons learned in training and racing. Instead of crossing your fingers for the best race day, read on to see what tips you can glean from the pros.