My boss is going to be in the Boston marathon monday. He normally runs 5 to 10 miles for exercise, but has hardly ever been in a race and never a marathon. He actually decided to enter it on a dare…
Anyway we have a pool going on how long it takes him (or if he even finishes).
He’s running for a charity (SIDS) so he doesn’t have to “qualify” (to have run another marathon in 3:20). He won’t tell us his times for shorter runs but admits he’s not sure he could qualify if he had to. He’s about 40, tall (does that matter?), in good shape but not as ripped as I would imagine a serious distance runner would be. He’s been training specificly for the marathon since early December.
The weather in Boston this time of year is unpredicable to say the least. A good part of the course is uphill.
I think he’ll finish (as long as he doesn’t get injured or something) but I haven’t decided what time I’m betting on.