While I am a reasonably positive person, I have weighed the probability of making it on BQ attempt 1 and it’s ‘okay’ at best. Shamrock did not help my confidence (not to sound like a broken record, but 3:45 sounded so reasonable of a goal…) but I also have to remind myself that this training cycle is my third and with each race comes new improvements and learned lessons.
For example – I might not have made my time goal at Shamrock, but I recovered with incredible ease. I am confident in my physical ability to run 26.2 miles – after all, I shaved off one minute between Marathon 1 and Marathon 2 – if I want to BQ, all I need to do is keep up that trend and run 23 more races, then right? 😉
Silliness aside, I am proud of what I have accomplished so far – after all, just one year ago, I revealed my plans to run my very first marathon. In one year from now, whether I am tapering for my first Boston Marathon, or off on another adventure, I know that toeing the line at Hopkinton will happen.
Beantown – hope you’re ready for me!
Good luck to all my friends running Boston this marathon Monday! Enjoy this weekend, stay off your feet and I’ll be cheering for all of you from Virginia 🙂