I just noticed your goal "run a marathon is less that 90 degrees". I love it. Perfect. We are very lucky out here in WA - lots of days in the 50's-60's - but of course gotta put up with the endless drizzle. Great for running in though, not so much for back yard bbq's.
Hundred and one friends? What was wrong with your old friends? Did we do something wrong? Not fast enough? Just because we're not ALL Boston Qualifiers doesn't mean we should be replaced. Fair enough. We're turning it up a notch.