No Boston for me in 2017. But that's ok! I missed the cutoff by 1 minute and 6 seconds. That doesn't take away my BQ. And honestly, I'm happy I don't have to train for a marathon through the winter this year. It will be way more fun when my doggie is old enough to run with me!
So the plan going forward is: stay at 30 miles per week through the end of 2016 and get very comfortable with the training volume. Slowly increase my speed and add in Fartlek workouts until I can comfortably do 5-6 mile tempo runs at my goal marathon and half marathon paces. Up my mileage to 35 mpw the beginning of 2017, and then to 40 at some point in the spring when I feel ready. Run some half marathons, 5ks, and 10 milers in the spring. At some point I should probably start doing long runs again.
Start training for the Philadelphia Marathon 2017 in the summer of 2017. Run it in 3:20:00. Qualify for Boston, run Boston in 3:13:00 2019 and qualify for NYC. Run NYC. Achieve maximum cuteness while running with le pup.