NYC Marathon spectator training report

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Yes, but will it be open by the first Sunday in November?

It’s September! Were I running the 2018 NYC Marathon, this would be my monster month: I’d be piling on the miles, trying to live right, and generally being an extremely boring person. But just because I’ve retired from marathoning doesn’t mean I’m not training. Now, though, my training is focused on being the best possible spectator (and possibly coaching others toward their own personal spectating bests).

To that end, I set out on this steamy Labor Day morning to run a (small) portion of the marathon course. I’ll be doing a lot more of that over the next month and a half, aiming to publish an all-new course guide in the second half of October. In the meantime, here are some teaser pictures from today’s training run.

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What, no beetroot?!?

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Sacks of flour and poppy seeds (not pictured) leave me hopeful that this in-the-works-for-over-a-year Shelsky’s outpost will in fact be opening soon.

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2 thoughts on “NYC Marathon spectator training report

    • As my old grad school buddy said after his first year in Australia (he’s now been there 30 yrs and counting): “You can’t take your eyes off your plate for a minute in this country. If you do, they’ll put an egg, pineapple and beetroot on it.”

      I know there’s been a huge revolution in the Australian culinary scene since then, but they still seem awfully fond of beetroot.

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