I don't know if this is a legitimate goal for me at this point, it presumes a lot.
Qualifying time is 3:20
So... here it is: My long term goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon by the age of 40. Since the Boston qualifying time is stated time plus 59 seconds, my goal will be my 40th birthday + 364 days--beating 3:20:59 before the time my 41st birthday arrives.
That's 26.22 miles at 7'40" per mile.
To qualify between 35 and before 40 (3:15:59), I have to hit 7'29" per mile.
To qualify before 35 (3:10:59), I have to hit 7'18" per mile.