2016 Olympic Trials Standards

It’s no real secret that my goal for the next few years is to achieve the Olympic Trials standard. When I first started running the marathon, the standard was 2:47. For the last cycle, it dropped to 2:46. Today, USATF announced the standards for 2016. Women’s B, 2:43, Women’s A, 2:37. (A half time of 1:15 can also be used.) For perspective, that’s a drop from 6:20 mile marathon pace to 6:13 mile marathon pace. Nothing like seeing your goal get pushed farther and farther away…

The qualifying window opens up on August 1st, 2013. Better get to work!

For some background on how the times have changed over history…

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