Ahh the stuff of dreams - for me anyway. At the moment it seems so far off despite what my recent form on other distances might indicate. I have a history (albeit short) of not performing as well at the marathon distance as my performance at other distances would indicate.
Marc commented a few days ago
"at this rate a sub 3 hr marathon will be in..."
I was going to post "November, don't know what year though"
but then I thought some more, how about
too flippant so I though some more and have now fixed on
"2009 if I'm lucky"
well maybe it will be less to do with luck and more to do with
" 2009 if I continue to run and train responsibly"
So 2009 it is. My objective this year is to qualify for Boston. As my current PB is just over 2 minutes shy of the mark it should be achievable - although this was my target for my last 2 marathons.
Today's run of 11.4 miles in 01:35:40 (08:24 pace) felt so far off 3 hr or even 3:30 marathon performance that I'm glad I have 20 weeks to go before I have to churn out 26.2 big ones.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy running and convalescing.
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.