Sunday, October 9, 2011

I was quoted in the Globe and Mail!

Who would have thunk that my many experiences crashing at the end of marathons would land me in the newspaper? I was contacted by Carly Weeks of the Globe and Mail last week in advance of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this coming weekend to chat about my experiences in running marathons and how to get through those last few miles. She found me because of this blog!

Bruce Lamb

Age: 48
Location: outside Lucan, Ont., near London
Number of marathons completed: 8 or 9 (he has lost count)

Most memorable experience: Mr. Lamb has a “great history of crashing” at the end of a marathon, as he did at the end of the 2009 Boston Marathon. His legs were “spaghetti” for the last mile and gave out on him at the finish line. “It was actually quite pleasant going into the medical tent. They gave me chips … anything with salt in it,” he said. “I’d do the medical tent again for sure.”

Prepping for a race: “As I’ve done more of them, I’m more relaxed, but I also know the pre-race jitters get you the entire day before the race. Get a really good night’s sleep two nights before because you know you won’t have a good sleep the night before [a marathon].”

Best advice: Be prepared for anything. “Know how fast you can do the race,” he said. But keep in mind the weather on the day “makes a huge difference” and that is something no one can control.

You can find the full text of the article here.

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