My initial reaction to the Boston registration and qualifying time changes was sadness and frustration. My goal for the May marathon is to run a Boston qualifying time. I was so upset when I realized that even if I do run a BQ, my chances of actually getting in are slim to none! But that more I thought about it, the more I realized I am being silly. It's just a marathon. There are plenty of others to choose from.
The more I thought about how my dream of running Boston will most likely never happen, the more I realized that I am ok with that! If I do BQ this may, I will always have those results. I am in control of running a qualifying time and the BAA is in control of registration. It is what it is and complaining will not change that.
In 2013, the time I need to run drops from 3:40 to 3:35. So, I am going to shoot for reaching the 3:35 time a year in advance! Bring on the speed work!