Rules may have changed but I have a bit of related, but dated, experience (circa 2007 I think) in the near miss department. 3:10:59 and below should be ok. 3:11:07, for example, would not cut the mustard.
Ouch! :( Evan is just 26 and would need to run (or walk!) it in 3:05. He also had some seconds over 3:10 so you beat him. ;)
But not in the non-mustard-cut race, of course, in case anyone is wondering what the heck I'm talking about. I just did a search on the word "marathon" in your log and there is quite an impressive history including your official retirement from marathons in 2011. Bet you never told your Garmin about that!
Haha. Yeah there's a couple of good ones in there but that's a long time ago now. Pretty hard to imagine doing anything like that again but that's the general idea this fall. Garmin will just assume I have loaned the watch to someone else if I manage anything in the 3:10 - 3:15 range.
I actually did the same text search on my log yesterday too. And dug out three old bibs and put them on the wall. My first BQ in 2007, the 3:03 from 2010 and the Boston disaster. For those days I feel like skipping a workout.
Good idea! I should tape a photo of a mountain to the cookie cupboard.
At least Boston was a fun road trip (speaking of Attackpoint searches). :)