Then think like a Tiger. At 27, you have plenty of time to prep, train and eventually qualify for Boston.
I've been a runner and hockey player all my life. I raced every other weekend in New Orleans when I was in college. Then I switched and concentrated on hockey. I lost whatever running endurance I had and was leary about running another marathon. Then one night I decide to recommit to running. That was 2.5 years ago. I ran a marathon 5 months after I recommited. Then I ran a second marathon 6 months later and dropped 20 minutes from my time. Then I ran the 3rd marathon and dropped another 12 minutes from my previous PR.
You can do it. It takes time and commitment. I strongly recommend Pete Pfizinger book "Advance Marathoning" even for a beginner. He talks about adaptation.
Besides if you are still in Baton Rouge the weather is great for perpetual marathon training. You should have seen what we snow birds had to endure this winter... blizzard after blizzard
Do you have any marathons planned?
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