2020 Boston Marathon Thread (Read 170 times)


delicate flower

    It looks like rejection e-mails have gone out but not acceptance ones.

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    mattw4jc


      And they even increased the field size by 1500.

       

      https://www.baa.org/2020-boston-marathon-qualifier-acceptances-announced

      CommanderKeen


      Aspiring Hobby Jogger

        Well, this squeaker is out. 1:39 cut-off this year, for those who haven't seen.

         

        ETA: Beat like a rented mule on posting this.

        5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

         

        Upcoming Races:

        Dallas Marathon 12/15

        Brewing Runner


        CIM FanBoi

          6:59.5/mi pace for those aiming for a 3:05 BQ.

          I was aiming for a 7:00/mi (3:03:32) in April.

           

          I'd be so emotional right now if I'd "qualified" in april, but at least the race is 80% qualifiers.

          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

          Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

          Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

          Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

          *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

           

          2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon. 

           

          Julia1971


            Was asked this question and couldn't find this online...  Does Boston (currently) guarantee entry for runners who have run a certain number of Boston Marathons?  I think for New York it's something like 15 previous NYCMs and you're in.


            From the Internet.

              Was asked this question and couldn't find this online...  Does Boston (currently) guarantee entry for runners who have run a certain number of Boston Marathons?  I think for New York it's something like 15 previous NYCMs and you're in.

               

              Yup, 10 consecutive years. Still have to hit the standard and register with everyone else but not subject to the cutoff.

              DavePNW


                 

                Yup, 10 consecutive years. Still have to hit the standard and register with everyone else but not subject to the cutoff.

                 

                And last year I walked to the corrals with a guy who was running his 25th straight. He said all he had to do was finish within the time cutoff for the race (6:00), and he’s in for next year.

                Dave


                delicate flower

                   

                  Yup, 10 consecutive years. Still have to hit the standard and register with everyone else but not subject to the cutoff.

                   

                  They get to register early too.  This year it was Aug 26.

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                  Julia1971


                     

                    Yup, 10 consecutive years. Still have to hit the standard and register with everyone else but not subject to the cutoff.

                     

                    Thanks!  The consecutive part is tricky.  Hard to string together 10 years without injury or other things to do.

                    Julia1971


                       

                      And last year I walked to the corrals with a guy who was running his 25th straight. He said all he had to do was finish within the time cutoff for the race (6:00), and he’s in for next year.

                      Wow.  That's amazing.

                      Julia1971


                        Looks like the jacket is out just in time for Christmas:

                         

                        Women's

                        Men's

                         

                        I like it.  Very patriotic.

                        Brewing Runner


                        CIM FanBoi

                          Wow it's even priced nicely. $66 right now. I'd buy it if I was in.

                          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                          Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                          Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                          Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

                          *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                           

                          2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon. 

                           

                          RunnerJones


                          Will Run for Donuts!

                            Wow it's even priced nicely. $66 right now. I'd buy it if I was in.

                             

                            Must've been a one-day price - it's showing as $110 for me.  Still, it's so very tempting . . .

                            DavePNW


                               

                              Must've been a one-day price - it's showing as $110 for me.  Still, it's so very tempting . . .


                              Sorry you missed the discount, but if you are going to Boston for the first time, just buy it.

                              Dave

                              wolvmar


                                how do people here feel about buying the jacket before running the race? I'm registered for April 2020 but feel like I shouldn't have/wear the jacket unless I run the race. I was registered for 2019 but, due to injury, didn't run.  I would feel weird to have the jacket without running the race...