Registration for the Boston Marathon began this morning and closed in 8 hours (yes,I am racing it again).
Last year, it took 2 months (approximately 1,400 hours) for the same amount of registrars. Technology and peoples' comfort with technology increases daily. Many people were hoping to race this fall in order to qualify for Boston next year. Looks like the game changed.
As we head into the fall and winter season, I open up a Boston Marathon challenge to all...
We are 6 months until Patriots' Day on Monday April 18, 2011.
Time to do a 360• on yourself and go 360 miles in preparation for Boston. That's 15 miles per week for the next 6 months - run, walk, bike and swim. Any way you can get there, just keep moving! Of course, we'll have a 26.2 mile challenge the week of the race and a special recognition for all those who complete any marathon through April 18th.
Send me your weekly mileage and race success stories (e.g., 5k, 10k, 1/2 and full marathons, triathlons, etc.). I will post updates on my blog including all competitors (I will not publish your last name unless you approve). Plan on fun giveaways as you hit your goals of at least 60 miles per month.
Let the healthy training for life challenge begin...
I look forward to hearing from you.