Thursday, April 21, 2016

Welcome to 15 Minutes To Boston!

Who am I, what is this all about?

My name is Brandon and I am a 30-something runner from Toronto, Canada. Like anyone who has laced up a pair of shoes to run I have always viewed the Boston Marathon as the ultimate celebration of hardwork and dedication. While my addiction to running started innocently enough, late in 2014 I got a coach, joined a team and became a full fledged junkie. Since elevating my running I have been fortunate enough to run with some of the best runners in the country. This inspiration has forced me to ask more of myself and ignited a push to achieve. The culmination of my first year training with a team led to me running my fastest marathon yet, a 3:20 at the 2015 Berlin Marathon. In short, this race was perfect and I felt for the first time everything went right during a race. While this is awesome, it made me realize just how tough running a 3:05 Boston qualifier is going to be. I have worked so hard, and I will have to work so much harder to fight for those 15 minutes.

That is what this site is all about; The fight for 15 minutes.

I'm a realistic guy, I don't expect it to happen this year. However if I work harder than ever before, set realistic training goals I believe I can make it happen in 2017  ... And if not 2017, we'll keep fighting until it does happen. I hope to use this site as a journal of my journey towards Boston and hopefully I'll be interesting enough to keep you along for the ride!


  1. It will happen Brandon. Love you have this.

  2. Thanks Kenny! You've all inspired me to push myself for such greater things. They say if your goals don't scare you they're not big enough, this certainly makes me anxious. Making it public certainly adds a level of accountability, harder to 'take my ball and go home' when things get rough.

  3. Good luck on your journey Brandon and you've inspired me to create a similar blog! @RunThesix