Parsons – Dave

Back to Boston: My breakfast becomes a DNF – Dave Parsons (April 18, 2016)

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 in 2016, M 40 - 44, Ohio, Parsons - Dave

Back to Boston: My breakfast becomes a DNF – Dave Parsons (April 18, 2016)

I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to take part in the Boston Marathon for the second straight year. In 2015, I posted a 3:44:27 at less than 100 percent. Fortunately, I still had a qualifying time to get me in for this year. Despite breaking my foot in August, I patiently worked my way back to at least close to my best shape yet. I had a big confidence booster in February with a half marathon PR, and I was able to get lots of training on rolling terrain due to traveling to Nashville a lot for work. I went into this year’s Boston Marathon gunning for a 3:15, and felt like I had a...

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Achieving a Major Goal, Even at a Shuffle – Dave Parsons (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 in 2015, M 40 - 44, Ohio, Parsons - Dave

Achieving a Major Goal, Even at a Shuffle – Dave Parsons (April 20, 2015)

Where do I even begin to try to start with a race that has been several years in the making? After qualifying in 2013 for the 2014 Boston Marathon with a 3:13:33 at the “Last Chance for Boston” (after battling back from stress fractures in both legs), I missed getting into the race by eleven seconds, since they lowered the qualifying times due to increased interest after the bombings. I worked hard to get even faster so my Boston dream could become a reality by running a 3:10:25 at the 2014 Erie Marathon. However, the dream to even get to Boston started right after running my first...

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