2020 Boston Marathon Thread (Read 402 times)


delicate flower

    Happy Rescheduled Marathon Monday!  I'll jog later to celebrate.

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    Julia1971


      As I mentioned, I didn't run the virtual but decided to re-post/publish my 2012 Boston Marathon race report on my blog.

       

      I have to say it was kinda fun revisiting that experience now - like how excited I was about running the 2012 New York City Marathon!!!  Hahaha, you fool!

       

      It reminded me that these things make us stronger.  If you ran 26.2 miles this week by yourself and/or with very little outside validation, you are a force to be reckoned with.  (Wait, maybe a force not to be reckoned with?)  In any event, you are a badass and I congratulate you!*

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      *Unless Derek Murphy exposes that you did it on your bike.


      Elite Jogger

        As I mentioned, I didn't run the virtual but decided to re-post/publish my 2012 Boston Marathon race report on my blog.

         

         

         

        Damn, if only you had run the Boston 2011 race....then it would’ve been all glorious!

         

        I remember you saying you had a London qualifying spot....will you be there next October?

        5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

        Julia1971


          Damn, if only you had run the Boston 2011 race....then it would’ve been all glorious!

           

          I remember you saying you had a London qualifying spot....will you be there next October?

           

          Yes, I'm in for London 2021.  The age group world championship people who did not ask for a refund back in April were allowed to defer their entry to next year's event, which will now be the inaugural year.  I've decided if I'm going to be in a championship, I need to show up!  So, I'm giving myself a year to try to get back in sub-3:40 shape, which was about what I was running when I qualified.


          Elite Jogger

             

            Yes, I'm in for London 2021.  The age group world championship people who did not ask for a refund back in April were allowed to defer their entry to next year's event, which will now be the inaugural year.  I've decided if I'm going to be in a championship, I need to show up!  So, I'm giving myself a year to try to get back in sub-3:40 shape, which was about what I was running when I qualified.

             

            That’s cool and I really hope that you get to experience the ORIGINAL course with the AMAZING crowd support next year!  I’ve run it 8 times and it just gets better and better. I also ran NYC in 2016 and that was my second favourite marathon. 

            5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

            Julia1971


               

              That’s cool and I really hope that you get to experience the ORIGINAL course with the AMAZING crowd support next year!  I’ve run it 8 times and it just gets better and better. I also ran NYC in 2016 and that was my second favourite marathon. 

               

              A friend of mine did all 6 majors in 2018 (he wanted me to join him because apparently, no American woman has done all 6 in a calendar year so I would have been the first.  I had my bathroom remodeled instead), and said London was his second favorite.  Smile  So, I'm really looking forward to it!

              CanadianMeg


              Road to Nowhere 2020

                Half Fanatic #9292. 


                delicate flower

                  Boston 2021 in spring is a no-go. Possibly fall.

                   

                  https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/trackandfield/2021-boston-marathon-postponed-at-least-until-the-fall-1.5780470

                   

                  Not surprised at the delay but pleasantly surprised they made an announcement this far out.  One less thing to worry about over the winter rather than let us register and train, only to have the race postponed as we hit our tapers.

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                  Running Problem


                  Problem Child

                    September 2020 was such a WONDERFUL time to have a marathon we should plan on it moving forward. Even IF a vaccine for COVID 19 is available in March.

                    2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.