It’s Thursday, which is good, that means tomorrow is Friday! On the verge of another weekend…

It is hard to believe that a week from Monday is another Boston Marathon… Looks like I will be unproductive at the office, while watching on… I don’t think I will ever qualify to run Boston, with the new qualifying standards, so I like to pretend I am participating while watching on the internet haha…

I remain in the 3.10 bracket for yet another 4 years! Even if I lucked out and hit the 3.10, I likely still wouldn’t qualify unless I could run a 3.00 or 2.55… The closest I have come to a 3.10 is 3.28… It is obtainable, but to be honest… I would rather enjoy running then putting the pressure and stress on a qualifying attempt.

This season, until Sept I believe, is the last possible time I could qualify within the old standards. 2011 still offers a 5 minute buffer, being 35 when I would run, would allow me to qualify with a 3.15. I would only have to better my time by 13 minutes… I still wont attempt it..

I completed my runs as scheduled yesterday… Just a really easy 5 miles tonight, 18 miles tomorrow morning, then a weekend without worrying about having to do a long run on Sunday 🙂



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About bearrunner

I am a resident and employed in Halifax N.s... I love to run marathons and half marathons... Employed in the health care industry, enjoy photography, music, warm weather...

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  1. Sarah says :

    I was just thinking this week about trying to run a full marathon in the fall to qualify for Boston. I missed my qualifying time a few years ago by only 2 minutes, but I just couldn’t push any harder at the end of the race. I’m curious to check out the new qualifying times, though slightly nervous!

    • bearrunner says :

      There is a 5 minute difference or something I believe… It is the way registration works that has the biggest change, regardless the qualifying time, the fastest runners register first


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