Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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A Very Long Run - A Marathon Course Revealed

  • Sep 20th, 2019 at 7:58PM

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Not everyone is crazy enough to run a marathon. Fewer still are crazy enough to create their own marathon course. And even fewer still would create a course where the final 13 miles are mostly uphill, featuring a host of rocky scrambles and scree. Alas, this is a Boy's Hike production, and common sense isn't typically a priority. See the link for some context:

https://kenzai.me/ward/blog/losing-time-another-trip-to-the-woods-with-some-freaks

So what is going to happen on this run? Truth be told, I have no idea. I've banked 100+ straight days of exercise and run more miles during that time than I ever have before. It'll be fine. Probably. Could there be costumes? Sure. Could there be beer? Maybe. Could there be streaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20g3QIUnOgY ? Probably.

This is gonna be hard...and weird.

Song of the Day: Just What I Needed by The Cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvy2yqUHLLg&list=RDEMrjuJw8utHM4zQArCPCxOHQ&index=2

RIP Ric Ocasek

 
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12 comments

Silvia D.Silvia D.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

this map shows way too many martini glasses and mics...hmm ...wonder why?! :)


    Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
    about 2 years ago

    Love that not one, but two karaoke bars are marked on the map😜


      Lizzie G.Lizzie G.Kenzai Member
      about 2 years ago

      This looks hilariously fun. Almost makes me wish I were still a runner...


        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        Interesting course punctuated with bars and karaoke....and Fenway Park. Could lead to lengthier course time if stopping for diversions. Practicing your singing as well as running?!


          Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          Genius routing via music and beverages, this is exactly the kind of custom made event that could make the insanity of marathon distance seem worthwhile. Love the creativity of work Ward - have some fun between the pain.


            Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Classic! Didn’t know Boy’s Hike was an annual event. Looking forward to reading about this one and seeing whether the ramen slurp pic can be outdone.


              Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              A cocktail pitstop at Fenway to celebrate the Sox mathematical elimination from the playoffs, excellent!


                Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
                about 2 years ago

                Of course you did

                I think smart that there is much to visually keep you engaged - on a long run...after a while...it can get boring

                SO...ENJOY the run

                Go TEam go


                  Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                  about 2 years ago

                  running through the Blue Hills...whoa! ...that's a challenge. @ Fish -- cheap shot!


                    Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
                    Trainerabout 2 years ago

                    Have fun with it! The advantage of the self-made marathon is you get to run/hike it at your own pace and be out there just for the accomplishment of it. I'll likely be doing the same for my end of Kenzai Marathon run in December around here...but will NOT be adding in crazy hills like you. Have a great run!!!


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

                      Thanks to all. The clock is ticking louder and louder. Race day is just around the corner!


                        Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                        about 2 years ago

                        @ Matt...December? In Upstate NY? You won't need added hills --- there will be plenty of snow to navigate.


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