Seeing several friends on Facebook getting accepted into this year's Boston Marathon was one more motivating factor for me.
Within 12 hours, I used my deferral to enter the 2021 California International Marathon. Right now, it appears that this race will be a go!
Also, a little less than three months before CIM, I entered The San Francisco Marathon. Running it virtually last November, running a 4:14 was enough to run it again.
Since this runner is turning 70 in December, four hours and 20 minutes is the BQ standard. However, one will probably have to run eight to nine minutes faster than that to actually get in.
Staying in good shape and having no injuries like in 2020 is the goal.
SFM is scheduled for September 19th while CIM is on December 5th.