Once again this year I completed two marathons, one in the spring and one in the fall. This year they came with mixed results with one getting me close to my goal in the marathon and the other being a setback.
I’ve mentioned before on here that my goal is to run a 3:10 marathon to qualify for Boston, more accurately that would be just under 3:10 in order to qualify. For a couple more years yet this will be my goal given where I fall in the age categories for qualifyingas a result, both of my training cycles this year were aimed at getting me in a position to run at my goal pace.
As you can see from the picture above I came pretty close to my goal in the spring. That result had me confident I could build on the result and hit my goal in the fall. My training for the fall went well but I unfortunatley experienced a setback in Philadelphia a few weeks ago.
So now I am motivated both by the knowledge that I was closer to my goal than I have ever been and I had the disappointment of having an off-day in my fall attempt.