I have run the St George Utah marathon twice in an attempt to qualify for the Boston for the 35-45 age group and have run a 3:28 and 3:30 both times falling short of my 3:20 goal
Does anyone have any suggestions as to a faster race perhaps at sea level than the downhill race in Utah?
Steven J Frame
I would try Philly in the late fall. Pretty fast and a cool temps. The great benefit here is that if you qual, you can run in two Bostons because you would qual after the year's close out. So say you qual in Nov 2010 in Philly you can run Boston in 2011 and 2012.
I qual'ed in Philly in 2004 as a Clydesdale in the 35-40 group (3:12:07).
Thanks for the heads up.....I actually got a call from the Birth Mother of our 13 year old from Philly last week....we had been discussing possible trip back to meet her after adopting him 13 years ago...since my son has 3 siblings from the mother he has never met.....sounds like a good enough reason to plan a trip. I appreciate your input....
Keep up the good work and make Team Clydesdale proud
Steve from Utah
Steven J Frame
You might also consider the California International Marathon in Sacramento. It's in December, very cool, and a net downhill. I ran a 3:07:20 and was third Clydesdale finisher. Qualified for Boston by 13 minutes. Only problem, Boston was already sold out for this year.
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