Thursday, October 21, 2010

BQ Watch Continues and More Marathon O' Marathons!

BQ Watch 2K11!
3 days into the "confirmation" stage of Boston registration and I have still yet to receive word from the B.A.A. The good news?... hardly anybody else has either. If you haven't been following, the Boston Marathon closed out it's registration for 2011 in only 8 hours-- a significant record v. 2 months the prior year. I managed (after 4 attempts) to get my registration to go through and received my confirmation number that my registration has been received. Now we're just waiting for them to put my name up on the "Entrants" page! Why such a big deal?... ooooh only because I've planned the last year and a half of my life (and 40 marathons) around this ONE race! NBD...

Marathon O' Marathons... Continues!!!
We're in my longest streak of marathon weekends right now! CAN YOU FEEL THE EXCITEMENT? No?... well then come to the races!!! This is what's on the current sched, join me or stop by the finish if you're around...

Omaha Marathon  Completed! PR 3:24:01! 9/26/10
Chicago Marathon Completed! Feeling the heat! 3:43:41 10/10/10
Detroit Marathon Completed! 2nd Best Time! 3:30:19 10/17/10
Bimbler's Bluff 50K (Trail)- (CT) This Weekend!!! 10/24/10
Spinx Run Fest-(SC) 10/30/10
Marshall University Marathon (WV)-Repeat State 11/7/10

How Ya Feelin?... I FEEL GOOD!
Post-Detroit this weekend I managed to sneak in not 1, not 2, but 3 free massages!!!! It made such a world of difference for recovery! Now if only I could hire a personal massage therapist to travel with me-- pshha! Seriously though-- Feeling good! 3 done, 3 to go and this weekend is a trail race, so it'll be much better on the joints, albeit a little tougher on the hamstrings! 

Looking Forward?
As always, I'm looking to hit sub 4:00 marathons for all my states. The Bluff is a 50K and they don't have a recorded 26.2 mile point, so that one we'll have to come back to. I do hope to make Spinx and Marshall sub-4:00 even though they're at the end of the marathon of marathons. My reaching goal? Make at least ONE of them a BQ and TRY for a PR at one-- if I'm feeling goooood! 

I still owe you a Detroit Marathon review as well as a Bimbler's Bluff race RUNdown! *Coming soon*

As always, if you're planning on joining me for one of the upcoming marathons and you're not listed in the "Upcoming Races" tab in the nav bar please shoot me a comment or an email and I'll add you!

Happy Running,
"Run to Win" - Meb


  1. I ran Detroit too! I am curious to hear what you thought about it.

  2. Hi there. Stumbled upon your blog from because someone posted a link to it on thenest health and fitness board.

    Congrats on all your races, and I'm sure when the dust settles you'll get THE confirmation email from Boston.

    Where is home base for you?

    Be well,

  3. As long as you have that conf. # you are as good as in!
    Can't wait to read your Detroit review!

  4. WV runner here - I will be at Huntington - trying for a 3:50 (8:46 pace) if you're looking for someone to hang with!

  5. My credit card hasn't even been charged yet!!! but i have the confirmation email so i'm not worried. Have you run Boston before? it usually takes awhile for them to get back to you, or at least is has for me in past years.

  6. You run the Detroit marathon on Sunday 22 Sec faster than my on the Amsterdam marathon!.
    Next time i run 22 sec faster and run whit you, New york about 2 weeks? ;-)

  7. I have no doubt that Boston will be #50. Good luck with your upcoming races.

  8. It took 6 weeks last year before I got the official acceptance (but that doesn't keep me from checking the entrants list several times a day!!!)