4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Blog anniversary of sorts

with one comment

I started this blog in March of 2008, with the idea that I would chronicle my attempt to run a marathon under 4:30.  I managed to post 5 times that month, but then stopped.  At the time, I was just getting started with my bike riding for the season, and getting into my triathlon training for the Philadelpiha Sprint Triathlon.  It seemed like each of my posts were more related to biking than running, so I stopped posting.

Then, on August 1, in a panic, I realized the NYC Marathon was only 3 months away.  Around that time, I started up my serious training, and my blogging, and off I was.  This marks my 199th post, altough only 198 have been published so far (my Austin Marathon race report is still in draft and half done 😦 ), and has really become a place for me to just document what I’m doing, how things are going, my successes, my failures, and my attempts to do better than has come before.  Even though I’ve now fallen in love with DailyMile (see my profile here) and I use that as sort of my daily running log and social network, this blog is still where I go to write in detail about what’s happening.

I know there aren’t a whole lot of you that read my blog regularly, but, I’ve virtually met lots of great and inspiring people who do read, and sometimes comment, and I really appreciate all of your interest, support, and well wishes!

I finally bested 4:30 in the marathon in Austin, but not by a lot, and I know there is lots of room for improvement.  Can I get to 4:15? Sure. 4:00? Maybe. Boston Qualifying? Doubtful. Doesn’t mean I won’t try!  This is the place you’ll hear all about it!  Hope you keep coming back…


Written by SCL

August 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Posted in Reflections

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  1. look at how far you’ve coming! amazing!


    August 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

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