How Not to Qualify for Boston
This arrived to my in box a couple of weeks ago. I’m running the Boston marathon next April!
On May 1st, 2016 I ran the Eau Claire Marathon for the first time and qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon. When I started training for this race in January I simply wanted to run an “open” marathon again (I had only run marathons at the end of Ironman triathlons since 2010) and see if I could run a personal best under 3:30. Qualifying for the Boston marathon was not a consideration. At least in the beginning.
How I got here is a story of highs and lows, pain and suffering, but most importantly, redemption.