April is here!
That means you have 8 months to get yourself a qualifier before January 2020. Are you ready to run? Race?
It was an amazing day in Honolulu Marathon history as we saw another new record on the Men's side and a huge leap in the Women's Event and Course Record. A little more than 20,000 finishers and I completed my 38th consecutive Honolulu Marathon (every one since 1981) and Jerold Chun and Gary Dill remain in the Survivor's Club with 46 consecutive runs (every one since 1973).
2019 is here and the calendar has been set.
Will I see you in Honolulu in December for the marathon?
Let's hope you were able to schedule well enough in advance to get into a Fall marathon this year.
If you are an American Woman distance runner that graduated this summer and are looking into professional road racing and marathoning, I can help. E-mail me so I can let you know how.

If you are already a post-collegiate and have made attempts to find the right Coach, then I can help. If you feel comfortable sticking with your high school or college coach, but if their guidance is not doing it for you it's time for a change. E-mail me for a second opinion and better opportunities.
I know when you are ready to earn a 2020 U.S. Oly. Trials qualifier, but more importantly will you know?
If you're still in college let's talk about what it will take for you to be ready in 2024 or 2028. 2020 will be here sooner than you think.
What have you been doing to prepare? When will you know you are prepared?
80 miles per week just won't do it. Sacrifices have to be made. It will take time. Time, focus, dedication and a whole lot of months and miles.

Some thought last year (incorrectly), if I run 6 or 7 or 8 marathons I'll increase my chances. That is wrong thinking, oh so very wrong. Be honest with yourself. Be honest with your Coach.
You will need to put in a minimum of 90+ days of 90+ miles per week.
Preparation is the key. Are you anywhere near to unlocking the door?

Let's get you focused and ready for your goal Marathon next Fall... let's talk about stepping it up in 2019.
I can offer you a second opinion or a fresh start.

Consider what a change in coaching, environment or attitude might do for you.

"Tom's Books"
"Half Marathon Times"
"A Full Life"
"Answer Questions"
"Oahu Runners"
"The Next Step"
"Photo Op"
"Time Capsule"
"Bad Examples"
"2012 Qualifiers"
"2016 Qualifiers"
"2020 Qualifiers"
"U.S. Women's Marathon Trials 1984-2016"
"U.S. Women in the Olympic Marathon"
Fun times in Chicago Oct. 2017
Again, congratulations to Jordan Hasay
for her fastest marathon and the second fastest marathon time by an American. Looks like she will be going to Tokyo in 2020. Who would like to join her?
Boston Marathon Monday April 17th 2017
Congratulations to Jordan Hasay!
Her marathon debut is a huge new American Record. Looks like she will be going to Tokyo in 2020. Who would like to join her?
Houston Texas USATF Marathon Team Trials
Saturday January 14th 2012
Three are chosen for London.
Results from the 2013 California International Marathon
Sunday December 8th 2013
Congratulations to Rebecca for her impressive debut and first step towards the Trials.
Results from the 2013 USA Women's Marathon Championship
Twelve women got their time for the 2016 Marathon Trials.
It was also the 2013 USA Masters Marathon Championships
Two women Sheri and Wendi got the "B" standard.
Runner, Writer, Coach.     
I am available to Coach dedicated Long Distance Runners. If you are smart enough to know you are not smart enough...yet, than I can help you achieve your goals.