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.
|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.