OK, I remember “pouting” that I just want a BQ and don’t really care about actually running Boston, and that I just want to enjoy running races from now on without any stress.
How quickly that has changed.
The goal now seems to be a moving target. Now that I’ve run 3:40, I want to get under that. Closer to 3:30. I know it’s good to push oneself towards loftier goals, but when does that stop? Sub 3:30? Sub 3:15? But, when I saw a silver-haired older gentleman smoke me at the half marathon point, I thought to myself, “I can do better”.
So the goal for my next fall race would be sub 3:40.
(I’m still just running Surf City for the cool medal).