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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #465 on: June 24, 2020, 10:35:43 am »
This will likely be me in November. NYC is still on, but I just don't see it happening. I start training next week anyway.

....and cancelled.

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #466 on: June 24, 2020, 10:37:04 am »
This will likely be me in November. NYC is still on, but I just don't see it happening. I start training next week anyway.

....and cancelled.
Woah...very meta
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #467 on: June 24, 2020, 12:17:25 pm »
Also just announced, Marine Corps Marathon "participants will be required to maintain a 12 minute-per-mile pace or faster to complete the 26.2-mile and 31-mile distances rather than the previous benchmark of 14 minutes-per-mile. Runners who do not meet the required pace must defer and switch to the virtual events, which have no time limit."

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #468 on: June 24, 2020, 12:23:49 pm »
ouch...that must be hard to hear
must defer and switch to the virtual events, which have no time limit
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #469 on: June 24, 2020, 12:25:32 pm »
someone in my running group had been training for a marathon, then the pandemic hit.  he continued to train, and today he ran a marathon - in his neighborhood.  he plotted a course just a little over 4 miles and ran it 6 times for a total of 26.6 miles (overachiever).  we followed him live on Strava, his wife was outside handing him water, tweeting comments and passing on our words of encouragement.  she live-streamed the last mile and the collapse at the finish line (AKA his front yard).  it was an uplifting experience.

That's so awesome! Congrats to him! Was it his first marathon?
 
yes it was his first.  i still get a warm fuzzy when i think about it :)

This will likely be me in November. NYC is still on, but I just don't see it happening. I start training next week anyway.

:(  you could still do a neighborhood marathon, like my running group buddy...
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #470 on: June 24, 2020, 12:26:41 pm »
must defer and switch to the virtual events, which have no time limit[/i]

i'm not sure what that means.  so they can't run the main course, and have to run through their neighborhoods?
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #471 on: June 24, 2020, 12:26:59 pm »
Q: How long does it take the average person to run a marathon?

https://twitter.com/DeanKarnazes/status/1275588307984900096?s=19

that was unexpectedly awesome.
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #472 on: June 24, 2020, 12:34:23 pm »
must defer and switch to the virtual events, which have no time limit[/i]

i'm not sure what that means.  so they can't run the main course, and have to run through their neighborhoods?
sounds to me like that feeling you get at a fancy club and they won't let you in
and the guy is like you can drink and dance at Moe's across the street (picture Moe's from Simpsons)
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #473 on: July 20, 2020, 03:54:03 pm »
Marine Corps goes virtual, allows deferrals for 3 years.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #474 on: March 15, 2021, 01:16:28 pm »
Everybody can run Boston!

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced the field size for the 125th Boston Marathon scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2021 will be 20,000 entrants. Registration for the in-person race will take place Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23, 2021.

“The B.A.A. has been working in close coordination with our local, city, and state partners to establish an appropriate field size that will allow for social distancing throughout the course, especially at the start and finish,” said Tom Grilk, President and C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “In addition to a smaller field than in previous years, we will have significant additional protocols in place to ensure participant and public health. We are committed to making the oldest annual marathon in the world as safe as possible in October.”

Registration for the 125th Boston Marathon will be held through the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes' Village. Beginning Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00AM ET, any athlete who has achieved a currently valid Boston Marathon qualifying time may submit a registration application within Athletes’ Village. Registration for the in-person 2021 Boston Marathon is not first come, first-served and applications will be accepted until 5:00PM ET on Friday, April 23. In prior years, registration was held over the course of two weeks with the fastest qualifiers registering first. Due to the shorter timeline this year, all qualifiers may register at any point during the registration week window.

The selection process will remain consistent with prior years: applications and qualifying times submitted between April 20 and April 23 will be verified and ranked by the B.A.A. based on the amount of time an athlete has run under their respective qualifying standard. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance once the B.A.A. has verified all qualifying times and applications. Finishers of the in-person race will receive a special edition Unicorn medal in honor of the 125th anniversary year.

The qualifying window for the 2021 Boston Marathon opened on September 15, 2018. Any valid qualifying time run on or after that date may be used to submit a Boston Marathon registration application. Qualifying times must be achieved at USATF, AIMS, or foreign equivalent certified races; times from virtual marathons cannot be used for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes. Achieving a qualifying time does not guarantee acceptance of entry into the Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. will not predict a “cut-off” time. Registration for Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs will also follow the April 20–23 registration timeline. Information on Para Athletics qualifying standards can be found on the B.A.A.’s website.

Anyone interested in running for a member of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program may apply to a team beginning on Tuesday, April 20. Organizations that comprised the 2020 B.A.A. Official Charity Program and 2020 John Hancock Non-Profit Program will receive invitational entries for the 2021 race. Each nonprofit organization manages its own application process, athlete selection, fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.

In addition to the in-person road race, the B.A.A. is also holding a historic virtual Boston Marathon in celebration of the 125th running of the Boston Marathon. The virtual marathon will take place over race weekend October 8–10, and will be open to the first 70,000 registrants. Registration for the virtual race will open on Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00AM ET through the B.A.A.’s Athletes’ Village. Applicants who are not accepted into the in-person Boston Marathon and want to run virtually will have the opportunity to register for the virtual event.

Additional information on entry fees for the in-person and virtual races, COVID-19 safety measures, and participant requirements will be announced in the coming weeks.


https://www.baa.org/125th-boston-marathon-field-size-established-20000-entrants
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #475 on: March 15, 2021, 02:09:28 pm »
well you need to have run another race since 2018...shucks and I was going to do it this year!
doublem whammy times from  virtual marathons cannot be used for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes.
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #476 on: March 15, 2021, 02:14:14 pm »
well you need to have run another race since 2018...shucks and I was going to do it this year!
doublem whammy times from  virtual marathons cannot be used for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes.

All is not lost! It looks like you can still run a qualifying race up until registration date!

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #477 on: March 15, 2021, 02:17:53 pm »
well you need to have run another race since 2018...shucks and I was going to do it this year!
doublem whammy times from  virtual marathons cannot be used for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes.

All is not lost! It looks like you can still run a qualifying race up until registration date!
yeah, but they can't be virtual. 
I have already run a bunch of virtual marathons, I just put my fit bit on the turntable for a few hours and usually get a great time :)
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #479 on: May 24, 2021, 03:14:11 pm »
So so so sad.