Dissapointed that I missed Boston qualifying time by 2 seconds

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    May 14, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    I am furious that I missed BQ by 2 seconds (3:05:02). I am having difficulty getting over it given the race options for me before the registration opens are very limited (job and lots of travel in August and Sep).

    I need some positive energy, RJ members....icon_confused.gif
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    May 14, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    citruslime saidI am furious that I missed BQ by 2 seconds (3:05:02). I am having difficulty getting over it


    If it helps, just think of this year's Boston runners who don't have legs now. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 14, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    seekonk said
    citruslime saidI am furious that I missed BQ by 2 seconds (3:05:02). I am having difficulty getting over it


    If it helps, just think of this year's Boston runners who don't have legs now. icon_rolleyes.gif

    This
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    Jun 08, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    You ran an amazing race. You got a PR. You did something that less than 1 in 10,000,000 people can do, nearly breaking 3 h in the marathon. You are a terrific runner. You will be able to do it again. Believe me.
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    Jun 09, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    i'm with MM - you had a great race!
    celebrate it

    and if you had qualified ... did you really want to run boston?

    i qualified one year and there was no way i was planning on running boston (there are several other marathons i'd much rather run)
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    Jun 09, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    Getting that close is bittersweet. Obviously with just one small tweak, you'd qualify - use the "bitter" in bittersweet as motivation and inspiration, instead of allowing it to let it get the best of you.
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    Jun 09, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    Congrats on the personal record! Seven minutes off is a great achievement that should be celebrated. Be disappointed about missing the Boston qualifying time, but not furious - the effort doesn't deserve that.

    Are there marathons available when and where you're travelling?

    Good luck with future efforts.
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    Jun 09, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    That sucks--really--but you are 31. That means you will can to get faster for at least four or five years, and possible another ten years.

    When you do qualify, it's going to feel damn good.
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    I can empathize with you but be elated that you ran a PB!! It will happen for you, possibly when you least suspect it. icon_smile.gif

    I am much older than you and it was my 26th marathon that I surprisingly qualified at 40. For years I had been perpetually missing qualifying by a couple minutes and sometimes mere seconds like you.

    You have lots of time so don't worry. I am 41 and still running PB's.

    Try an easy late year race like CIM in December or a little earlier in October, Victoria, Canada has one of the most beautiful and organised marathons I've ever run.

    Persevere!

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    Jul 27, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Thank you everyone for the encouragement! As many of you pointed out, I have many years ahead for PRs.

    As I was disappointed for the Providence Cox result, I signed up for a June marathon that was practically my last chance for Boston 2014. I managed to beat my age BQ by 30 seconds! I felt good and excited but knowing that this PR would not even get me to the race but merely be qualified to register. There are ~6000 charity people who did n't finish last year that will have priority registration in August. That's a month before the September opening for all qualified runners.
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    Jun 11, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    I qualified and this time it's almost a sub three!icon_lol.gif
    Thanks for all the encouragement. it's been quite a journey
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    Jun 11, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
    citruslime saidI qualified and this time it's almost a sub three!icon_lol.gif
    Thanks for all the encouragement. it's been quite a journey


    Fantastic news! Great work and discipline.
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    Jul 08, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    citruslime saidI qualified and this time it's almost a sub three!icon_lol.gif
    Thanks for all the encouragement. it's been quite a journey
    How time flies -- a whole year. I know you have a few more personal bests in you. I didn't hit mine till I was 45.
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    Jul 08, 2014 11:49 AM GMT
    People in 4th place at the Olympics can be less than 1 one hundredth of second away from being called "medalist" and they have to wait four years to try again.
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    Aug 23, 2014 11:58 PM GMT
    Now the shoe's on the other foot. I missed a BQ by 5 seconds last weekend at the Gay Games Marathon. It was my last chance to qualify for 2015. I guess I won't be going to Boston next April to run. So it goes.