Many of you know that I am headed to Boston this weekend and asked how to track my progress during the marathon. Here are the details……
Boston Marathon Monday April 18th. 10:00 AM start If you wish to track my progress in real time or see how I do, see the below.
The B.A.A. will broadcast every five kilometer split to its website so family and friends can track a runners progress by logging in and entering the runner’s name or bib number.
My Bib number is 6913
If you go to the site now, this function is not yet visible, but the "face" of the Boston Marathon website will change on race day and the process on how to enter the search will be clear.
It took 8 years, 10 marathons, many half marathons, dozens of pairs of shoes, and, just in the last 12 weeks, 891.2 (and counting) training miles to get ready. I qualified last June in Michigan with a 3:16 qualifying time, which is 4 minutes under the required time for old guys like me.
My goal(s) is to first, have fun. Who knows when or if I get in again since they just lowered the standards to get in for next year by 5 minutes. Second, perhaps run another qualifying time (if the weather is cool and I have 20mph tail wind). Third, make sure my wife Tammi and Daughter, Hanna, have some fun while in Boston. Without their support and allowing me to train at very odd hours at the expense or in conjunction with other family activities, I would not have made it.
I am leaving Friday morning and will be back to work on Wednesday the 20th.