Still not sure of our exact plans, DH is finalizing his plans today. I will be there Sat and Sun and will find you guys somewhere in the park, if i can find the park (I am NYC challenged!!). Would definately be up for lunch with you fine folk after the trials for sure!!!
Stay above 14th St. and you'll be fine. A giant grid. Streets go East-West and Avenues go North-South. As you move West, the Avenues grow higher in number & similarly as you move North, the Streets grow higher in number.
Beaker The park is the large area that isn't completely encased in concrete, massive buildings, and hot dog vendors. There's a few trees, some grass, and bodies of water - and on Sat there will be ~135 very skinny very fast dudes blazing through it.
Hey guys! I'm planning on staying on the Jersey side Saturday nite with my dad and heading into the city Sunday morning. If I could work things out to get up there in time for lunch Saturday, I'll get in touch with someone.
Fort Hose who are cheering on marathon day, what's your plan? I'm likely taking the train in, since driving will probably be all plugged up that day. Figured I'd head to the finish area. I know Lori said she'd be by the TavernOTG. Did LL get reserved seating for some of you? Heather and Alexis? Is that where you'll be?
I'm not when sis will tell me how many reserved seats she's able to get. It may not be until Sat. night when I see her. If that's the case, and there's enough seats for everyone, I'll give the tickets to my wife and give you all her cell phone number. Then you can find her at the finish to get the tickets.
Anywhere along Central Park South (a.k.a. 59th Street) is a great spot to view peeps right before they finish. The actual finish line is back inside the park but it's wayyyyy crowded in there and a bit limited in where you can set up shop. CPS however is several long blocks of space to catch your favorite runners whooping up that last mile.
Assuming the weather holds as the forecast predicts - I think I'll be wearing a red & black singlet with the Clif Bar Pace Team logo on the front and back, black shorts, and a black Pearl Izumi cap (black gloves if I'm wearing any). I can't promise I'll see or hear any of you - but you can bet I'll be convincing myself to hold the pace because I don't want to let anyone down!