I completed my journey to the NYC Marathon. During training I said I would never run another marathon again, but during the marathon I knew I would run one or two or ten more marathons. But, I want more than to just run, I want to BQ. For all those who don’t know what BQ means, it means to Boston Qualify. This is the illustrious race that all runners secretly covet. Qualifying times are strived for at every marathon and sometimes that is not enough. Now there are so many qualifiers it is the fastest of the fast that actually gain entry to this race and I want to be one of them.
So I am officially putting it out there!! My goal is to BQ by 40, which gives me three years. At this time the marathon qualifying time for my age group is 3:45, at 40 it is 3:50. Either way I have to shave more than an hour off my current marathon time. Is this possible??? I have no idea. Since I didn’t run for time for the NYC marathon I really am not sure whether a BQ is possible or not. SOOOOOO, I plan to run the LI Marathon on May 3rd for time, I am not sure what time, but hopefully somewhere between 4 hours & 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Once I see where my marathon time lies when I actually train for speed, then I will determine where my BQ dreams are headed. If it is not possible to qualify, then I will look into running the race for charity. Only time will tell.
I actually started my training for the LI Marathon this past Monday. I will be using Jess from Race Pace Wellness as my coach and with her help I hope to run an amazing race on May 3rd.
Do you think it is possible for me to BQ??