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  • Originally posted by BigPiney View Post
    I want to do another. I still have a stupid goal of qualifying for Boston. Now that I am old, that seems more possible, but still very difficult. I was going to try this year, but I my broken foot from August still hurts, so I am afraid to sign up for anything.
    Ha. My strategy for a while was "deteriorate slower than everyone else so I can qualify for Boston when I am 60". My last marathon was almost 10 years ago, and for the last few of those I have had neither the desire nor the diligence to do another. Lately though I have been wondering if I have one or two more left in me.

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    • The qualifying times for Boston are ridiculous right now. The original cut-off times are insane as it is. This year, due to demand and the backlog of interested runners from the last 2 years, you had to subtract 7:47 from your age group time. So for a 40-44 year old male, instead of a 3:10 qualifying time, you'd have to get 3:02 or so to get in.

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      • Originally posted by bluegoose View Post
        The qualifying times for Boston are ridiculous right now. The original cut-off times are insane as it is. This year, due to demand and the backlog of interested runners from the last 2 years, you had to subtract 7:47 from your age group time. So for a 40-44 year old male, instead of a 3:10 qualifying time, you'd have to get 3:02 or so to get in.
        Luckily I am now 45 so I get an extra 10 minutes. Still doesn't feel like it would happen...

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        • Originally posted by BigPiney View Post

          Luckily I am now 45 so I get an extra 10 minutes. Still doesn't feel like it would happen...
          3:12? You can totally do that.

          My best shot is probably to try to hold on the best I can for another 8 years or so until I get the 10 minute bump from turning 55.

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          • Originally posted by bluegoose View Post

            3:12? You can totally do that.

            My best shot is probably to try to hold on the best I can for another 8 years or so until I get the 10 minute bump from turning 55.
            My fastest is a 3:25 so I would need a lot of help. There is a guy in my ward that is a will coach me for free (what he loves to do) and he went from never running 5 years ago to a 2:50 so I may hit him up on that.

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            • I've had Boston on my bucket list for a while - like others have strategized, I keep telling my wife that I need to get a lot older without getting any slower. Haven't run a marathon in a few years - but I'm feeling like in the next couple of years I'm going to scratch that itch again and see where I'm at as far as Boston is concerned. Spoiler - I won't be close to qualifying, I'm just curious how far out I am.

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              • Originally posted by Eddie View Post
                I've had Boston on my bucket list for a while - like others have strategized, I keep telling my wife that I need to get a lot older without getting any slower. Haven't run a marathon in a few years - but I'm feeling like in the next couple of years I'm going to scratch that itch again and see where I'm at as far as Boston is concerned. Spoiler - I won't be close to qualifying, I'm just curious how far out I am.
                I don't think you understand how spoiler tags work!

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                • Originally posted by Eddie View Post
                  I've had Boston on my bucket list for a while - like others have strategized, I keep telling my wife that I need to get a lot older without getting any slower. Haven't run a marathon in a few years - but I'm feeling like in the next couple of years I'm going to scratch that itch again and see where I'm at as far as Boston is concerned. Spoiler - I won't be close to qualifying, I'm just curious how far out I am.
                  We have so much in common!
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                  • Originally posted by Bo Diddley View Post

                    I don't think you understand how spoiler tags work!
                    True. But this didn't seem like the kind of thing that would ruin anyone's day to read.

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                    • Originally posted by Pelado View Post

                      We have so much in common!

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