Category Archives: Boston Marathon

Week In Review – 10 Oct 2021

A recent trip to Alaska has made me appreciate the seasonal change here in the Mid-Atlantic. Looking around, leaves are on the grass, pavement, everywhere else. They fall like the rain from trees. Right on cue, the natural’s hue is … Continue reading

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Marathon Weekend

  Two big races this weekend, Boston and Chicago marathons.  Both are major races attracting hundreds if not thousands of participants.  Boston is on Monday (Columbus Day), and Chicago is tomorrow.  And the Boston Marathon offers a virtual race option … Continue reading

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Race Goal For 2021

  In case you haven’t noticed, my blog’s “Countdown To The Big Race” has been updated with the Virtual Boston Marathon on 8 – 10 Oct 2021. No. No. Not that I have signed up for the virtual race, some … Continue reading

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Virtual Race?

  The term “virtual race” is strange to me.  I don’t understand it, never tried, and not sure if I will.  Certainly, virtual races have picked up steam with the Coronavirus lockdown.  It is a way for people who want … Continue reading

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Another Lost Year?

  Time flies, whether you admit it or not.  April is upon us.  Mr. Biden has been on the job for 70 days.  Looking back, the year 2020 was buried by the news of Coronavirus pandemic. And its impact continues. … Continue reading

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Setting Marathon Goal

  Each year I set my marathon goal.  While the outcome is straight forward, either I met it or not, the process of setting my goal is far from simple. Let alone the subsequent training and race day performance.  Allow … Continue reading

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A Primer on Boston Marathon Qualifications

2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPEN DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Effective Saturday, September 15, 2018) All standards below are based on official submitted net time. Age Group MEN WOMEN 18-34 3hrs 00min 00sec 3hrs 30min 00sec 35-39 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec 40-44 … Continue reading

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Feeling Cold

Feeling cold in the dead of winter is normal.  With the sun in hiding and the low temperature, winter is supposed to be cold.  Therefore, heaters would be running, heavy gears would shield us from the elements, and outdoor activities … Continue reading

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What’s The Question?

Almost five months have gone by since I learned that I missed the 2019 Boston Marathon Cut-off by 1 second.  Enough time has passed for my  bruised feeling to heal.  Even though as I said before, try harder next time, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 30 Sep 2018

Freedom, while positive in connotation, in extreme is neither comfortable nor productive.  Cases in point are prisoners and babies.  Neither are the preferred state for any society for sustainable operation. Guarding against the extremes, freedom is checked by the concept … Continue reading

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