2013 Sub-3:30 Marathon Goal Thread (Read 1378 times)

    Nice run, Julia!  That's a very good time.

     

    I exceeded my marathon goal for 2013 this morning.  I finished the Chevron Houston Marathon in 3:26:13, my new personal best!  The weather was far from fantastic as it was rainy & windy, but the temps were cool.  I kept a pretty even pace until mile 21 when things started to unravel, but I held it together to finish with a new best!

    Julia1971


      Nice run, Julia!  That's a very good time.

       

      I exceeded my marathon goal for 2013 this morning.  I finished the Chevron Houston Marathon in 3:26:13, my new personal best!  The weather was far from fantastic as it was rainy & windy, but the temps were cool.  I kept a pretty even pace until mile 21 when things started to unravel, but I held it together to finish with a new best!

       

      Congratulations!  It sounds like you had to fight for that PR.

      The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

        Thank you, Julia!  The last few miles were definitely challenging.  I was feeling cold, wet, and very tired.  I'm definitely feeling the effects today, but it was worth the hurt!

        jedigunnie26.2


        BQ in 2013

          Nice job ramberg. I had a friend who ran Houston and said it was a tough day to race out there.

          PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

           

          2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

           

          2013

          Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

          Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

          Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

           

          Up Next:

          Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

          RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

          Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13


          fake it till you make it

            Ramberg- congrats on the sub-3:30 and the new PR, especially in tough conditions!

            Anonymous Guest


            Batgirl!

              I exceeded my marathon goal for 2013 this morning.  I finished the Chevron Houston Marathon in 3:26:13, my new personal best!  The weather was far from fantastic as it was rainy & windy, but the temps were cool.  I kept a pretty even pace until mile 21 when things started to unravel, but I held it together to finish with a new best!

               

              Congrats! I heard it was miserable out there. Well done holding it together.

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              Ric-G


                Congrats Ramberg on the PR and toughing it out. Enjoy your recovery.

                marathon pr - 3:16

                  Thank you, guys!

                  northernman


                  Fight The Future

                    Good job, Ramberg! And in tough weather too.

                     

                     

                    I'm starting to increase my long runs a bit now, and am trying to decide if it's worth braving the outdoors to avoid the monotony of the track. 15 miles this Sunday, can either be inside (135 laps) or outside (-10 with the wind chill)... anybody else here running outside these days in the cold?

                    spinach


                      I'm starting to increase my long runs a bit now, and am trying to decide if it's worth braving the outdoors to avoid the monotony of the track. 15 miles this Sunday, can either be inside (135 laps) or outside (-10 with the wind chill)... anybody else here running outside these days in the cold?

                       

                      I am running outside up in the St Cloud area.  I will be doing 10 or 12 on sunday also.  Fun Fun Fun.  I am running a half down in Rochester next month, Are you down there?

                      northernman


                      Fight The Future

                        Yes, I'm planning to do that too. You mean the Lace up for breast cancer HM?


                        fake it till you make it

                          I'm starting to increase my long runs a bit now, and am trying to decide if it's worth braving the outdoors to avoid the monotony of the track. 15 miles this Sunday, can either be inside (135 laps) or outside (-10 with the wind chill)... anybody else here running outside these days in the cold?

                          Yep!  I only run indoors if I need to use the daycare at the gym or to do speedwork as I just can't get good footing in ice or speed with 10 pounds of warm layers on.  You could run with the track club group on the weekends (misery loves company!)-  730 Saturday morning from Brothers and 8 am Sunday from Panera South.  The cold really isn't too bad, now the wind- that's another story.  I have done long runs in the gym but I have to break it up with alternating 5 or so each on the track then treadmill.

                          spinach


                            Yes, I'm planning to do that too. You mean the Lace up for breast cancer HM?

                            Yeah, I will be running the LUABC Half.  See you there.  Today i ran the Yukon Days 3 mile on White Bear Lake, yes on the lake.  Embrace the Minnesota Winter. I finished second in it. We were fortunate that the race ended before the wind picked up, or it would have been tough out there.

                            northernman


                            Fight The Future

                              Yeah, I will be running the LUABC Half.  See you there.  Today i ran the Yukon Days 3 mile on White Bear Lake, yes on the lake.  Embrace the Minnesota Winter. I finished second in it. We were fortunate that the race ended before the wind picked up, or it would have been tough out there.

                               

                              Nice job! Congratulations!

                              I would have been too afraid to run on ice. I'm pretty old to be falling down, at this point.

                              We'll see how the conditions are next month for the HM. If it's icy, I'll just be jogging it, but hopefully it will be clear and cool.

                              foooster


                                hell in the 70s you ran to break 2.30 not 3.30

                                put in a 100 mile  week with a 30 min 10km on sunday thats training people

                                everyone are joggers

                                 

                                 

                                Some have only dreamed of going under 3:30, some pretty much live there but embrace the struggle to remain.  It's time for folks to plan their 2013 assaults on the 3:30 "barrier".

                                 

                                We are here to support each other in this shared goal.  Welcome and please tell us a little about yourself.  I'm Clive -- a long year of good training saw me go from 3:37 in 2010 to 3:18 in NOV2012.  I'm also one of the many people inspired by those striving so publicly to achieve their goals.

                                 

                                So post your target race(s); chat about training, races, and tweaking; and be sure to follow up with your results, good or bad!  (FWIW, the format used here is: [runner] – [date] – [race (location)] – [goal]  RESULT = _____.)

                                 

                                The original idea for this thread can be found HERE.

                                 

                                2013 Hopefuls for sub-3:30 marathons (unless noted, goal is sub-3:30):

                                ramberg_jk15 – 13JAN2013 – Chevron Houston (Houston, TX)  RESULT = 3:26:13

                                +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP NEXT +++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                Julia1971 – 16MAR2013 – RnR DC (Washington DC)  RESULT = _____

                                Flinders – 16MAR2013 – RnR DC (Washington DC) Goal = 3:35-ish  RESULT = _____

                                Zenetanar – 17MAR2013 – Shamrock (Virginia Beach VA)  RESULT = _____

                                +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP NEXT +++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                JenRosie – 15APR2013 – Boston (Boston MA)  – Goal = 3:20ish  RESULT = _____

                                northernman – 15APR2013 – Boston (Boston MA)  – Goal = 3:20ish  RESULT = _____

                                Anonymous Guest– 05MAY2013 – New Jersey (Atlantic City NJ) Goal = <3:35  RESULT = _____

                                DavidLiu – 19MAY2013 – Blue Nose (Halifax CA)  RESULT = ____

                                pr100 – 26MAY2013 – Edinburgh (Edinburgh UK) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = _____

                                Rozzie – 26MAY2013 –  Buffalo (Buffalo NY)  RESULT = _____

                                cpett – 22JUN2013 – RnR Seattle (Seattle WA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = _____

                                novastrider – 06OCT2013 – Wineglass (Corning NY) – Goal = sub-3:20  RESULT = _____

                                jedigunnie26.2 – 17NOV2013 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA)  RESULT = _____

                                 

                                 

                                In but not race-committed:

                                dallison

                                 

                                2013 Graduates (in order by time):

                                ramberg_jk15 – 13JAN2013 – Chevron Houston (Houston, TX)  RESULT = 3:26:13