Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. I know a few Major World Marathons (Boston, and London) were postponed to the Fall. With the updated schedule it looks like most of them will take place so close to another another. Do you want to run any of the World Major Marathons? Let’s discuss!
This week’s Tuesday Topic: Do you want to run any of the World Marathon Majors? Why or Why not? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
This is the schedule of the upcoming marathons.
- Boston Marathon: Monday, September 14, 2020
- BMW Berlin Marathon: Sunday, September 27, 2020
- Virgin Money London Marathon: Sunday, October 4, 2020
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 11, 2020
- TCS New York City Marathon: Sunday, November 1, 2020
- Tokyo Marathon: TBD
From the list above I’ve only run the Chicago Marathon. If you have not run it, please do so because it really is a GREAT race. The Chicago Marathon was my first marathon in 2006. I started running in 2005 and did a few short races before signing up for the marathon. I don’t remember how the idea came to me to run it but I do remember having doubts and talking to a friend about it. I said to her “Do you think I can do it?” She replied “Yes, you can do it”. This was Memorial Day Weekend and I signed up that weekend.
This year I entered the lottery for the New York City Marathon but was not selected. I’ve heard so many great things about this race and hopefully I’ll get a chance to run it. Even if I’m not selected, I would love to spectate it.
Another race on the list that I would like to run is the Boston Marathon. However, the thing is that I would have to qualify for it. In a few more years I will be entering a new age group and will need a 3:55 finish time. But even that finish time still won’t guarantee me a spot. Would I run it if I got a free bib? ABSOLUTELY!! Most likely I will never qualify so if I get a chance to run then I will take that opportunity given to me.
The other races don’t interest me that much. I think it is because of the International travel. I know it is petty. But maybe in a few years that might change. Once I finish my goal of running a half marathon in each state, I will be looking for a new goal.
What about you? Would you like to run any of the World Marathon Majors?