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!