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  • Eddie
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    Originally posted by Pelado View Post

    We have so much in common!

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  • Eddie
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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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  • Pelado
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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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  • Bo Diddley
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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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  • Eddie
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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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  • BigPiney
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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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  • bluegoose
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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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  • BigPiney
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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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  • bluegoose
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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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  • Clark Addison
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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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  • BigPiney
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    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.

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  • Moliere
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    Just finishing a marathon is an accomplishment, so congrats. I've trained for three marathons and never ran one due to injuries. I've given up trying as my body just won't allow it. So I'm jealous of people who get to run them.

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  • Joe Public
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    Way to persevere.

    I remember, at the packet pick-up for my first marathon (Ogden), talking to an old-timer who had run dozens of them. I mentioned it was my first, and he said something to the effect of, "You won't run your second until you forget your first." Maybe in this case you won't run your next until you forget your last.

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  • Jeff Lebowski
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    That sounds brutal.

    I am glad you were able to use the elevator to get up to the 4th floor!

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  • BigPiney
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    That sounds similar to when I ran Nebo. Stupid to put so much uphill at that elevation.

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