I’ve set one giant goal for this year, qualifying for the Boston Marathon. The qualifying time for my division is a 3:45:00 marathon. It’s going to be tough but anything worth achieving will always have obstacles to tackle.
Let me rewind to 2013. In November 2013 I ran the New York City Marathon in 3:49:38, I was thrilled to finally break 4 hours. Three weeks later I ran Williams Route 66 Marathon Tulsa which didn’t go over very well. My time was sub 4 hour but not a Boston qualifying time and it wasn’t better than my current PR (personal record). I had a nagging feeling that maybe the excitement in NY was the reason I broke 4 hours. Also, the race time weather was less than ideal in Tulsa, über cold for this Texan. My qualifying time eluded me for 2013, Tulsa was my last race of the year. I was registered for a couple marathons in January 2014 but I was scheduled to have surgery once we returned from running Marathon Bahamas January 2014.