Last Monday (Sept. 21) I submitted my application and my time was verified before the application was actually complete! LOL. I guess qualifying on the Boston course creates some time efficiency. ;) Now I just had to wait a whole 9 days to see who else was applying, and how many of them were faster than me.
Not in an attempt to sound 'cocky,' but this year I had the most confidence that I'd get in. That was until the BAA put out several notices that not all applicants would be accepted and all of the chatter I was hearing about a much higher cut off this year than the past two years, (1:38 and 1:02 respectively). My -3:48 was looking pretty good really. And then I saw it. The post that stated that this year's entrants must have bettered their qualifying times by 2:28!!!! Whoa! :0 My heart dropped for several friends, and Matt who were not quite there. :(
While I was eating this at lunch....
Here's some of the breakdown:
You know what's scary about this previous picture? With my qualifying time I ran for the 2015 Boston Marathon (3:32:36) I'd be 4 seconds short of entry!!! Yikes!
Look there I am!
And I'm finally feeling almost like myself so I continued celebrations with my first run in a week!!!
Short and slower but I did it without feeling like my eyeballs and teeth were going to explode from sinus pressure, so I'm calling it a good day. ;)
Now for some R and R before bed.
Any runners with a Boston story to share?
Who ran today?????