On Improvement

San Francisco was my third marathon. I wanted to do well this time around, and it’s not that I didn’t want to do well in either the Ventura Marathon or the Huntington Beach Marathon, but I didn’t know how to do well up until this point. 

I was getting up at 5:30 am every day for a while so I could get about 6 miles in before work, then running another 4 or 5 on my lunch break. On my lesser mile days, I’d take some time to do strength training at the gym to build strength in my legs and core. Sound like a lot? Well, it isn’t. The truth is, I’m still very new to this sport and learning a ton along the way. I’m realizing now that if I want to be good enough to qualify for Boston I need to be substantially better. Stronger legs, hips, core, more miles, longer long runs, and speed work.

3:37:03 was my time at the SF Marathon. I’m proud of my time because I know how far I’ve come. 

Marathon Finishing Time Improvement
Ventura 4:19  
Huntington Beach 3:55 -24 minutes
San Francisco 3:37 -18 minutes

Boston Marathon qualifying time: 3:05. Yeah.. I’ve got a long ways to go, but I’ll try like hell to get it. 

One Comment on “On Improvement

  1. Awesome job Dave! Good luck in Boston:-)

    See you in a couple of weeks for your next big adventure….

    Take care,


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