Last year this time I'd ran three Marathons I normally run 2 spring marathon More and Long Island. Last year I added the New Jersey Shore relay Marathon Last year was the first year they let individual runners run the the whole distance.
Not so this year. I was planning on sticking with my usual two More and Long Island. I still was not sure I would even do a Spring marathon I was undecided until yesterday. I was also considering doing something totally different, Race of Champions Marathon in West. Springfield, MA only a few miles from where my Son attends college in Westfield. I was having a tough time deciding to do one at all as last year the four marathons I did was without any real training. I guess I was lucky to have miss the start of Hartford last year because I think that is what save me from totally bombing out at NYC . I did not want to start the year off again doing marathons that I haven't really put in any training for. I knew well, that I should have put off Long Island, More was not my option not to run as registration closed, but there was no way I wasn't going to do at least one spring marathon, just had to get it out of my system. I went and register for Long Island on late Saturday and Ran it today. I decided to stick with what was familiar, it was tough out there but I got it done like I usually do ,not totally disappointed because I thought I would do worst just like I thought with NYC.
I going to listen to Miranda who qualify for Boston this year. She focus more on longer runs to build aerobic capacity she knew she already had the speed. I 'm going to focus on getting my times back to where it was or better. I do see myself doing a(3:59 may be), 4:00 hour marathon as that is what I need to BQ. My best time for the marathon was a 4:12, I've done 4:15 to 4:18 over the years and most recently in 2007. So I need to focus on shorter faster runs as I already know I can do the distance. Will I be able to do that every ones knows how I like to pack the miles :)
Unofficial time of 4:38:34