Category Archives: Boston Marathon

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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1 Second

What difference does one (1) second make? Answer: me not accepted into the 2019 Boston Marathon. Got the email from the Boston Athletic Association today.   It stated, “Entries in all age groups were accepted through and including those who ran … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 23 Sep 2018

It has been two weeks of transition from my marathon in Erie, PA to off-season, a time typically marked by gradual healing, reflective soul searching, and occasionally a sense of nullness. I say “typically” because this time I applied my … Continue reading

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2019 Boston Marathon Application

Submitted my 2019 Boston Marathon application online today! In its reply email, the Boston Athletic Association, painstakingly, and in no uncertain terms, sets the expectation that my application does not guarantee my chance of running in the race: It is … Continue reading

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