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Updated Long Term Goal

“Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you will land among the stars.” – Les Brown 

Well, we all know that I am slower than snail’s pace and more than likely will never be able to run Boston. But, after running the half in Mississippi two weeks ago, the idea of running a half marathon in all 50 states plus DC started to form. I realize that it will take me roughly 20 years to get all the states done, with only having run in three (Ohio, Indiana, and Mississippi), but I think that would be a great 60’s birthday present to myself to get that completed. 

With that said, we have friends that live in and near Boston, and my search for a half marathon in the states of Massachusetts shows that the Boston Athletic Association also puts on a half marathon in October. My schedule for this October is already booked, running and training for the Columbus Marathon on the 21st, but next year is wide open. In the mean time, I’d like to get at least one more state added to my “completed” list and then to throw myself into this adventure head first next year. 

Created new Page tab: “50 States & DC Quest” to keep track of my goal.


Posted by on January 17, 2012 in 1/2 Marathon, Goals



Long term goals

I thought it is time to sit down and write out my long term goals in regards to running:

My long term goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon during my 40th year on earth and run it in my 41st year (2011) 45th year (2015). (Edited: 7/17/09)

There I said it and even wrote it down on ‘paper’! I think it is do-able…My current running pace is around a 12 min mile. In order to qualify for Boston I’d have to run a 8:45 min/mile (3 hours 50 minutes). Back in ’05 I was running at a 9:15 min mile pace, but then just got plain lazy and lost the drive. I enjoyed my last 1/2 marathon and think I can really improve on my stamina and speed with the right amount of training and if I drop those last ‘few’ pounds of extra weight.

And…if I can’t get my speed down to that I will have lost nothing and gained a whole lot. It is a win win goal.


Posted by on August 2, 2007 in Blogroll, Goals, Running