|Rocket City||1997||Alabama||DNS||ITB band|
|Kiawah Island||1999||South Carolina||4:00||Calf strain|
|Dallas White Rock||2000||Texas||3:30|
|Austin||2001||Texas||3:23||left gels at start|
|Country Music||2003||Tennessee||3:33||heat and hills|
|Rocket City||2004||Alabama||3:17||Boston Qualifier|
|Flying Pig||2009||Ohio||3:05||out to fast|
|Rocket City||2011||Alabama||3:33||crash and burn|
|Flying Monkey||2012||Tennessee||4:05||out ran my fitness|
This list comes from a post about my marathon mistakes. It was before my 3rd attempt at a sub 3:00 hour marathon at Rocket City. The first attempt was a DNF at Snickers.
When I ran my first marathon in 1996, Boston wasn't even a thought. Over the next several years I chased after that Boston Qualifying time, obsessed?. It wasn't until 2004 when I finally got the qualifier. After that the goal was to run a 3:10, the qualifying time when I first started chasing after Boston.
In 2009 I ran a 3:05 at the Flying Pig marathon and felt a sub 3:00 was possible.Over the years I've thought it would be cool to run in all 50 states. I've pretty well given up on that over the last several years as I've been chasing a sub 3:00.