Well, the Boston Marathon selection committee finally verified my Tokyo Marathon time and let me into their race. So that's good news.
Bad news is my knee is still sore, so am not running at all. But I think I will be in two or three weeks. As long as I can start training in November, that should be enough time to get ready for Boston in April.
Last year the 65-69 age group was won in 3:17, but it was extremely hot. In 2011, a more typical year, it was won in 3:04. So that's what I'll be aiming for. Coincidentally, that's what I've been aiming for for the last few years, so this time I've got to train hard/smart enough to actually make it.
If anyone else is going to Boston, let me know.
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