Necessary – Jeff

A Tale of Two Bostons – Jeff Necessary (April 18, 2011, and April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in 2011, 2014, Arkansas, M 50 - 54, Necessary - Jeff

A Tale of Two Bostons – Jeff Necessary (April 18, 2011, and April 21, 2014)

My Boston story begins in 2008 when I ran my first marathon, although the description “run” is probably an over simplification: I ran, walked, hobbled, limped, and finally finished in 4:46. I could have checked marathons off my bucket list and moved on to something else, but I was annoyed with myself. I decided to do it again and this time do it right. I bought running books and poured through the Internet for advice. I found an online running log run by a 2:30 marathoner who would critique your training if you asked, and I did. He looked at my training, and my times for shorter races,...

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