Monday, November 3, 2008
In 1979 my goal was to finish the NYC Marathon, I did that in 1993. Then I wanted to break 4 hours, I did that in 2000. Then I wanted to earn lifetime qualification in the NYC Marathon. I did that yesterday by finishing in 5:11. Mission accomplished !
First, I gotta get a little faster. I did not make it to the New York Times. Their cut off was 5 hours. Next year I am gonna leave the camera home and work on my core strength. I want to break 5 hours.
My long term goal is more complicated. I told my 8 year old twins that I will keep running the Marathon for 10 more years. That way they can run it with me when they are 18. Girl said OK, Boy said "Ask me when I am 16". I told them they can do whatever they want, but I intend to be there for them.
In 15 years I will be 60, the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon is 4 hours. I have time to train.