While recovering from Ironman Korea I was mulling over what to do next. A friend, Viwe Mtshontshi, was running the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) with several others from church and she asked me to pace her. I decided that a marathon would be a nice way to end the season but rather than pace her I would try and qualify for Boston with a 3:30. I had run the MCM in 2003 and done 3:43 so with my residual fitness a 3:30 would be within the (remote) realm of possibility. And I mean very remote. After all, I only has six weeks to train.
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