Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Decided to Run a Marathon: Join My Exploits on Facebook
If you are running your first marathon, join me in my struggle in my Facebook "My First Marathon" group.
I thought I'd track my general progress there, and invite others to do likewise. I'll still publish my running exploits here, but that group will focus entire on the marathon.
I decided to run my first marathon. Where? I don't know. When? Maybe this fall (2009), but the real goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2010, and race Boston in 2011.
Can I do it? It will be close. I need to run under 3:21 (for my age group, according to Boston Marathon qualifying standards), and as of yet, I only have raced 5Ks. My best is 21:35, and should be a minute faster to correlate with a 3:21. Many miles, races and blisters are in front of me.