Alternative Title: Do You Ever Wonder if Your Wasting Your Life With All That Jogging?

Average finish of current SDSU Graduate Statistics students in the 2010 Boston Marathon: 242 (time of 2:41:30)

Average finish of Workings for Suckers readership: 6,458 (3:27:50)

Next year I might try and convince the stats department to read the blog to up the WFS placing. Averaging 8 minute miles over 26.2 miles sounds pretty good, but nobody is impressed by 6,458.

Tangentially related things I’ve learned over the last few months: If you criticize someone for “only” training for a half marathon, they will not take this as motivation to go for the full deal.