It gave me time to also think about my goals. One day, I want to qualify for Boston. I have a whole lot of work ahead of me. Until I am 35, my BQ (Boston Qualifying) time is 3:35. That is fast, that's 8:12min/mile fast. My goal for my next marathon is to get under 4 hours. That's 9:09 min/miles. I think I can do that. Not tomorrow, but definitely in December. I am going to work my butt off to get there.
One small hiccup in my training for this year is, that I will have about 8 weeks were I will be away working. And my work is going to be pretty much 24 hours a day, for those 8 weeks, with little time to spare. Time is definitely not on my side. Every two weeks I will get a day or two off, and I can fit in a long run, however the rest on the time I will be trying to work on my speed. I am thinking of making up workouts based on time, not distance, and use them when I can. Every two weeks I will aim for a 10+ mile run. But I have time, I don't leave for work until late June. And when I come back I still have about 3 months to fully train for the Honolulu Marathon.
And, my splits from this mornings run: