Once again, running a BQ doesn’t actually mean you can get into the Boston Marathon

Registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon opened on September 9 and officially closed on Wednesday, September 18. According to the Boston Athletic Association’s (BAA) website, due to field size limitations, 3,161 applicants were denied entry to the next running of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The cut off time for 2020 was 1:39.

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Holy Hills

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to sit down and meet one-on-one with the BAA’s High Performance Coach, Terrence Mahon. I somehow won a contest offered by John Hancock and the fundraising platform Crowdrise, and my prize was to pick the brain of one of the country’s most accomplished running coaches. 

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March Fo(u)rth!

My cousin’s Jeanne’s favorite day of the year is March 4th. It’s not her birthday or anniversary, but just a play on words that can only be celebrated once a year (March 4th = March forth). Go ahead, try to find another date that it works with.

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How superheroes made me run faster

I was not looking forward to this week’s long run. I have been trying to get over a cold and while the major congestion has passed, I’m still sluggish and breathing hard gets me coughing. So running, especially anything a bit fast, leaves me feeling even worse.

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Back at it

My New Year’s resolution was to write more. It’s January 16th, and this is the first time I have sat down with my laptop, so that’s going really well. So I was surprised to find my motivation to finally get started was a soggy, cold long run.

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