Well, I WAS qualified for Boston but not so much any more. Because the race sold out in 8 hours for 2011 the BAA has changed registration from now on. The first people who get to register are those who beat their qualifying time by 20 minutes or more then those who beat their qualifying time by 10 minutes then by 5 minutes. If the race still isn't full then people who just made their qualifying time get to enter. Starting in 2013 qualifying times will also drop by 5 minutes. So, unless by some miracle Boston does not fill well before the lowly "just qualifieds" have a chance to register then I'll have to wait until 2013 when my effective qualifying time is likely to be 3:05.
I wonder if I could get a minute per mile faster than I am already. I think I still have about 22 pounds that I could lose and I could be faster if I cane into a race better rested; my BQ time was run the week after I had run two marathons at hard effort back to back.
I thought it was supposed to be easy come, easy go. I worked really hard to BQ but it was still easy go.