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“A Postponement for a By-Pass” – Randy Lambert (April 18, 2005)

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in 2005, Boston Marathon, Lambert - Randy, M 45 - 49, Mississippi

“A Postponement for a By-Pass” – Randy Lambert (April 18, 2005)

I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2001. My goal was to complete my first marathon in under four hours, but that day I crossed the finish line at 4:15. I was overwhelmed by such a large race atmosphere and was not prepared for a race of that caliber. A few months later I ran the St. Jude Memphis Marathon where I finished at 3:39. Comparing the two courses, I saw Memphis as the more difficult course. In my mind I knew I could return to Chicago and get the 3:30 BQ time I needed. Shortly after the Memphis marathon I began training seriously for my return to Chicago. What I remembered about the...

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