The Cat is Dead

Literally minutes after I hit post on the last entry, Boston announced their cut off.


The cat is dead. Long live the cat.


18 thoughts on “The Cat is Dead

  1. Something about being so close is so much more frustrating than if you missed by a wide margin. The cat got me 3:03 in Disney Marathon 2015. The experience really lit a fire under my ass and the following year I hit my goal and then some. You’ll get ’em next time! 💪🏽🦄

  2. That is brutal. Sorry to hear … It won’t be much of a consolation, but I’m with Shan on this. If you sustain the progress you’ve made over the last two years, you’ll get it next time for sure!

    • Thanks for the kind words, Henrik! I’m sad about missing Boston in 2018, but I’m not disappointed in myself. I ran the race of my life at CIM and I know I put it all out there. Nothing takes that away.

  3. Dang, that is just insane. 3:23 was already a bit crazy and that’s a HUGE increase. They might as well just officially lower the standards again.

    Hang in there, though! I believe you’ll get it!

    • And so they did, as you already know.

      Not that I think that this will stop the arms race since just about everyone who BQ’d and registered already has met the new standard time. I still think runners will need to be a couple of mins under.

      • I agree! And it’s better to have an official limit than a random cut off. Initially, the limit should do it, but you’re right, at some point we’ll be back in the Schrödinger’s Boston situation, sigh,

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