As I revealed in my intro post a few weeks back, my main goal right now it to make the “A” standard to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. This means I have to run a 2:37 marathon sometime between now and 2016. With a pr of 2:40:17 set in 2009 and recent shorter race prs set this past year, I know I have it in me. My original plan was to get the OTQ monkey of my back with a 1:15:00 or “B” standard half marathon performance in Akron last month, but due to an ill-timed injury, that just didn’t happen.
In the meantime, I’ve been watching my teammates snag their own OTQs! This is at once exhilarating and a little disappointing that I’m not celebrating my own OTQ along with them. Read more >>