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What proportion of runners qualify for Boston? (Read 413 times)


Feeling the growl again

     

     

     

    I could win the olympic marathon, I just don't really give a flip about it.

    No, you couldn't, you probably could not qualify for the Trials if your life depended on it.  To equate this with just about any 33-35min 10K runner being able to hit a Boston qualifier just by completing a marathon at what is a very comfortable easy pace for someone of that ability makes no sense.  Would you really call BS on a 33min 10K runner being able to qualify for Boston?

     

    Saying one could, and saying one has, are very different.  The BAA does not give a bye on running a full marathon qualifier for good 10K times....though, interestingly, the USATF does for the Marathon Trials.

     

    I do know good (32-33min) 10K runners who had difficulty putting together a good marathon.  They'd go out too fast, blow up in the 16-18 mile range....and run in the low-2:40s.

    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

     

       

      I do know good (32-33min) 10K runners who had difficulty putting together a good marathon.  They'd go out too fast, blow up in the 16-18 mile range....and run in the low-2:40s.

       

      Who might possibly do a thing like that?  If I see one of those guys, I'll be sure to tell him to run smart.

       

      Most runners that have a decent background in distance (and middle-distance) running will have no problem with a BQ.  And there are plenty of them.  Plenty.

      There was a point in my life when I ran. Now, I just run.

       

      Well, fuckers

      He still stands

       

      The Diary of a Once-ran.


      Feeling the growl again

         

        Who might possibly do a thing like that?  If I see one of those guys, I'll be sure to tell him to run smart.

         

         

        I did tell him that but he took off anyways....passed him like he was standing still about 17 miles in.  I also knew a guy who should have been able to comfortably run what at the time was an A Trials qualifier, 2:20, and got his way paid to the festivities...even 2:18 would have been reasonable...but he repeatedly went for 2:16, blew up, and never ran better than 2:24 and so didn't get to run the Trials.

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

         


        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

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          Saying one could, and saying one has, are very different.  The BAA does not give a bye on running a full marathon qualifier for good 10K times....though, interestingly, the USATF does for the Marathon Trials.

           

          No 10K times listed here (but Half times are there): http://www.usatf.org/Sports/Road-Running/OlympicTeamTrials/2016QualifyingStandards.aspx

           

          Maybe they took away the 10K times for 2016?

          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


          Feeling the growl again

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            No 10K times listed here (but Half times are there): http://www.usatf.org/Sports/Road-Running/OlympicTeamTrials/2016QualifyingStandards.aspx

             

            Maybe they took away the 10K times for 2016?

             

            Must have.  And good riddance.  If you want to compete to go to the Olympics in the marathon, I think it makes sense to need to run one to get into the trials.  a 28:30 is worth 2:13-2:14 on conversion, compared to the 2:19 to get in with a marathon.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             

               

              Breaking bitter truth newsflash: You slow down as you get older.

               

              It was sarcasm/a joke.  That's why I put the winky face.

              'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

               

              "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

               

              "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


              Muddling through

                 

                A sub-29 (or 34 minute for that matter) 10k runner does not need to "put a marathon together" to qualify for Boston. They just need to be able to jog 26.2 miles.

                 

                Pretty much yeah. I was a 35-36 minute 10K runner when I decided two weeks before to run a marathon. I had no problems finishing in a BQ time with 5+ minutes to spare. No 20-mile training runs for me either.

                2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                  Some runners don't even run marathons at all!

                   

                  GASP!

                    Even I only run once, I put a marathon runner (BQ) in my resume. Hey, I got a new job recently. :-) I heard that the average number of candidates applying for a job in that company is 300:1. So maybe my BQ helps.

                    5k - 20:56 (09/12), 7k - 28:40 (11/12), 10k trial - 43:08  (03/13), 42:05 (05/13), FM - 3:09:28 (05/13), HM - 1:28:20 (05/14), Failed 10K trial - avg 6:10/mi for 4mi (29/08/14), FM - 3:03 (13/09/14)

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                        A good running shoes to absorb the shock and control the foot, because there is no other type of sports shoes can be. Running shoe is its large number of shock absorbers filled soles.

                          A good running shoes to absorb the shock and control the foot, because there is no other type of sports shoes can be. Running shoe is its large number of shock absorbers filled soles.

                           

                          Awesome.

                            All the guys were distracted by the avatar above it to note the awesomeness of lodigo123.  I read it and thought he was trying to sell something, but had no idea what.

                              Lodigo sounds like Gollum with his Salomon Shoeses.  Once Gollum sells out and starts selling products, all integrity is lost.

                                A good running shoes to absorb the shock and control the foot, because there is no other type of sports shoes can be. Running shoe is its large number of shock absorbers filled soles.

                                 

                                Agreed! That's why I only run in Z-Coil.

                                 

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