Double races: what better way to bid farewell to the old and ring in the New Year? That’s exactly what we did New Year’s Eve of this year with Cadence Double Dash (and thank my friend for the awesome idea!) The last 5K of 2015 was held at 10:30 pm, followed by a break, […]
A few have asked, so what do I need to do to qualify for Boston? According to the official Boston Marathon website, here , all I have to do is run another marathon in 3 hours and 45 minutes or faster. No biggie.
The reality is that 3:45 has turned out to be an enormous challenge for me. One look at my PRs and Races page will show that the fastest marathon I have ever run was 4:38:38, and that was four years ago! In the past few years, I have struggled with being sidelined by one injury after another and even some weird heart issues. As a side effect of not running and feeling down and out, I have also gained an extra 20 pounds since my glory days. I’ll have to admit, there have been several points during the last year especially where I seriously questioned whether my running days were over.
But, no. I can’t let that happen. I love running too much and getting a BQ is too important to me to let it go without a fight. Now it’s time to focus on my goal and do whatever it takes to make it happen.
The road to Boston is a long one, but look how far I have already come! I have already improved my marathon time from 6:38 to 4:38! I took off two hours! What’s another 52 minutes?
Ready? Let’s DO THIS!