Well, I've always heard that "publicly stating your objectives" is a great way to help you achieve them, so here goes! ;f I've been a runner for about 20 years, and have run a few marathons - but those have always been "for fun" - especially when I'm in costume! But, amongst "real runners", you're not a "real runner" unless you've run Boston - because you have to qualify for it. Having just turned 40, my qualification time is now 3:20 and I think that's on the edge of my abilities - so I'm going to attempt it this fall so I can "go to the parade" at Boston next spring. Usually my training for a fall marathon involves just long-slow-distance, because track work and interval running are hard work! But now that I have to get serious, I'm one week into a 17-week schedule I laid out and I'm busting butt on the track and working harder than I ever have. So, there you go guys, wish me luck and any suggestions you have on making it to the big dance would be appreciated! ^c kestrou Wanna kill these ads? We can help!