February 11, 2020
If you’ve earned a bib for the 124th Boston Marathon on April 20, you’ll need a winning spot to get a good night’s sleep. Think of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boston Peabody (“PEE- buddy” to locals) as your own personal starting line. It’s conveniently situated just outside the city proper — and the suites have plenty of space for your fancy sneakers, sweatbands and compression leggings.
Whether you’re running 26.2 grueling miles or gearing up for a day of cheering, remember: It’s not a sprint. It’s literally a marathon! Here are some tips for success, courtesy of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boston.
Take a Test Run
Limber up with a light jog on the treadmill at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center the day before the big race. (Just watching? No excuses: Cardio is for everyone!)
This year’s qualifiers met standards that were 5 minutes faster, per gender and age group, than those of the previous seven years. That’s stiff competition. Get a full 8 hours of shut-eye in your guestroom’s comfy bed. The fluffy pillows quiet even the speediest of racing thoughts. Visualize victory!
Trainers and nutritionists recommend those gooey gel packs for mid-race fuel-ups — but first you’ve got to carb-load. You know what has carbs? Waffles. So pile a fat stack on your plate at the hotel’s complimentary hot buffet breakfast.
Make a Splash
When the last runner crosses the finish line, head back to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and ease those aching muscles in the hotel’s whirlpool. After muscling through 26.2 miles (or holding a motivational sign), you’ve earned it!
The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boston Peabody is located at 43 Newbury Street and features:
• 164 suites with mini-refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves and wet bars
• A free daily hot breakfast buffet
• Free fast Wi-Fi
• The Market, a 24-hour sundry and convenience store
• A 24-hour fitness center
• An indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool
• 5,500 square feet of flexible event space accommodating up to 250 people
• A full-service business center
• Complimentary parking
• On-site laundry service and valet dry cleaning
Reserve rooms by phone at (978) 535-5000 or online at marriott.com.