Sunday, January 20, 2008

Boston is Next

In searching for the answer to the "What's Next" question. I grappled for a bit and finally just settled for - something would preset itself.

Within what seemed like just a few hours - something presented itself:

Press Release 1/17/2008:
Boston, Mass. – Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, has entered the 2008 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association announced today. Armstrong qualified for the Boston Marathon with a 2:46:43 finish at the 2007 ING New York City Marathon. The Boston Marathon qualifying time for Armstrong's 35-39-year-old age group is 3 hours, 15 minutes.

I don't know what it is about Lance - he was a Target of mine at NYCM where he kicked my butt by 10 minutes. He was my Stretch virtual target at Houston - to get a sub-Lance time. And now he's going to Boston. It took me about 5 minutes after I saw this to decide - on 1/17/2008 - I signed up for the BOSTON MARATHON. With our qualifying times - we should both be lined up in corral 1 :).

I'm GOING TO BOSTON!!!! (look out Lance).

2 comments:

AJ said...

I, too, am gunning for Lance in Boston. I've got some work to do, though (I've 'only' run 2:48). I am going to give this fat pumpkin thing a go. My training partner and I think it makes sense. So we'll have a sample of 3 'doing the pumpkin'.
See you in Beantown

kayry said...

Good luck AJ - he seems to be the guy to beat. I'm starting to wonder if the depleate/load thing really was the thing that gave me the extra speed. I happenned to get this surprise speed back again in a workout yesterday just kinda out of the blue. I'm now thinking it comes from the right combination of training temperatures in the week prior to the run - but I'm still experimenting - I just want to be sure whatever causes it - I can replecate it at Boston - so I've got a little more time to test things out.