Saturday, May 03, 2008

"Marathon Freak" and "Runner Girl"

As is the "Marathon Freak" and "Runner Girl" magnet pics, if you see us on the road honk!!
What a crazy morning for a run. Clyde picked me up at 5:15 and we then picked up Rachel at 5:30 and I discovered that I had left my Garmin at home. Why would I do such a thing? Anyway we did a 2.2 mile loop, then Bonnie joined us. We had intentions of then doing another 4.2 miles or so, but my right knee (outside back edge began to hurt some again) so Bonnie and I repeated our first 2.2 mile loop and called it quits. Clyde and Rachel finished out with something over 6 miles. We then met for breakfast. What a great way to start the day.
Rachel has decided to try and "qualify" for Boston for next year. Her son is already qualified and she believes it would be awesome to be able to run with him in that most prestigious of marathons. Rachel received a complimentary entry into this years Boston and ran a respectable 5:42:00. She will need a time of 4:59:00 or less to qualify, so we are now strategizing how we can get her race time to improve towards that goal. That will be a great thing for me as well, as doing a marathon under 5 hours is also a goal of mine...then maybe I can set my sights on a Boston qualification at some point after that.


Arland said...

Man they don't give us older male runners much slack to qualify for Boston. I have 4 years at a 3:35:59 to qualify and then I only gain 10 more seconds when I hit the 55 age group. It's a long term goal of mine too, may not happen till I'm 70! But, if some of my friends make it this year we are going anyway to cheer them on. Good luck on your quest and I'm sure your friend can break the 5 hour mark.

J~Mom said...

Cute magnets!! I need to get me one of those! A Sequoia eh? I have a Sienna (old now) but I am a Toyota fan. :>D

Molly said...

Love the magnets!
Good run...good to listen to your body!
You ARE a mainiac...I am sure you can tackle Boston!
Take Care

Marcy said...

Ooohhhh how cute! I love those magnets! And even better that they're not the sticky kind LOL I'll have to be on the lookout ;-)

runliarun said...

So cute!

I looked at your race results and schedule, man, you are not wasting any time here :).