Over my last few marathons I've managed to achieve some of the widely acknowledged marathon goals (Boston Qualification, sub 3hr). Set PB at last marathon of 2.49. However I'm struggling for motivation a bit now as it seems slightly underwhelming to train with the goal of simply removing another couple of minutes.
I was wondering if there are any other races you need fast times to qualify for or any well known benchmarks I don't know about? Doesn't necessarily need to be marathon times, any challenge will do (distance, time or other)
Any thoughts gratefully received.
2:45 gets you entry into the AAA Marathon Championships held in conjunction with London Marathon. Basically guaranteed entry, nice loos and get to start at the front. Suitable target for you as well.
Alternately sub 75 half does the job as well. Following on from that sub 70 half gets you preferrential/elite entry at many races.
At your level you could also look at qualifying to run for your county in intercounties XC etc - this would be diffcult but likely achievable (depending on your county).
Final point is - don't set too many limits, a few minutes might be your limit, equally it might be in the low 2:20s - you won't know until you try.
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