BANGOR- The Boston Marathon was postponed, then switched to a ‘virtual’ format.
In November, we spoke with one of the participants who was just starting to train for April’s event.
Training for a marathon is hard, but having to do it twice makes it more of a challenge.
Those who signed up to run the Boston Marathon in April have been doing just that.
“From really being geared up and being 100% trained, to having to scale back and retrain through the heat and humidity, it’s been a physical and mental toll,” said Seth Poplaski, a Hampden resident who will be participating in the ‘virtual’ marathon.
Poplaski is running for Mass General’s pediatric cancer oncology team, hoping to raise $10,000.
We spoke with him when he’d just started training last November.
“While running a marathon seems special to me, and running Boston seems more special, the fact that I get this opportunity to raise thousands of dollars for pediatric research, hopefully eradicating it completely, is something that really holds dear to my heart,” he told us then.
In a little more than three weeks, on Labor Day, that dream will be coming true, just not in the way anyone envisioned.
“I thought about doing 13.1 out and back then kinda settled on loops, so I’ll be doing five or six loops around Hampden,” Poplaski said. “Basically, this has been a crazy experience overall. It’s going to be rewarding by the time all is said and done.”
If you want to help him reach his $10,000 fundraising goal, you can donate here.