2012 Goal of Sub 4:00 Marathon (Read 4207 times)

    Rozzie - how did it go?

    I dont sweat. I ooze liquid awesome.

      Thanks Turbolegs! I am actually not using a training plan right now. I looked at several and couldn't find one I liked, so I am just kind of winging it. I used Jack Daniel's 10K plan last year, so kind of using his general ideas, basically just increasing my long runs, making sure I take a step back week every third or so week, and every once in a while trying to get some speedwork in, but that doesn't happen as often as it should! My best trait is that I am consistent! I do hate to miss a run Smile We'll see if "my plan" works out for me!


      Consistently Slow

        Next up at the start line

         

        15-Jan: azredbirds052: RnR Marathon (Arizona)

         Runnerclay Jan 14** Museum of Aviation Marathon( Warner Robins,GA)

        Run until the trail runs out.

        2013***1500 miles

        50 miler

        Race Less Train More

         

        Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

        "The Marble in The Groove"

         

        unsolicited chatter

        http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


        fake it till you make it

          Rozzie- how was Disney?

           

          Good luck this weekend azredbirds & runnerclay!  Looking forward to living vicariously through your race reports Smile

           

           

          Day 1 of pfitz 18/55 for me today.  Haven't run a tempo run in a very long time. That wasn't easy, but sure was fun to get the legs moving faster for a little bit!  It's an unseasonably warm January here (40 F, about 40 degrees warmer than usual) so a fun day for a faster run.

            Runnerclay, azredbirds ... rock the road this weekend !! Hope you have a superb outing at the races.

             

            Good weekend for running this.. with the OTs to get underway in a few hours. Gonna be glued to a twitter feed i guess.

            I dont sweat. I ooze liquid awesome.


            Consistently Slow

              Failed 4:02:48

              Run until the trail runs out.

              2013***1500 miles

              50 miler

              Race Less Train More

               

              Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

              "The Marble in The Groove"

               

              unsolicited chatter

              http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                Failed 4:02:48

                 

                Oh boy ... that was touch and go man .. so close!! Still ... its a great start to the year, and you must be looking forward to your next race already! Smile Hope you make use of some well-deserved rest.

                 

                MTA: How did it unwind -  Till where were you on pace for a sub-4 finish? Any race reports in the offing? Just saw your log ... fantastic effort man !!!

                I dont sweat. I ooze liquid awesome.

                  Failed 4:02:48

                   

                  Looks like you really left it all out there the last 6 miles! Nice work.


                  old woman w/hobby

                    Looks like you really left it all out there the last 6 miles! Nice work.

                     Yes Ronald, those last six miles are something else!

                    steph  

                     

                    OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                    Maniac

                      Also failed....4:11:30....Could have probably done it in 4:07 or 4:08, but once I figured 4:00 wasn't happening and then a new PR (<4:04:59) wasn't happening, I just said "screw it" and walked.  A LOT.

                       

                      Hit the 20-mile mark in 3:00:44....If anyone has any training suggestions about how to prevent exploding in the last 10k, I'd love to hear them.

                       

                      Whose next?  Whoever it is....GOOD LUCK!

                      Marathon Maniac #6740

                       

                      Goals for 2013:

                       

                      Run 3 Marathons in less than 6 weeks

                      •  PF Chang's Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon (1/20/2013--4:13:19)
                      •  Lost Dutchman Marathon (2/17/2013--4:34:27)
                      •  Phoenix Marathon (03/02/2013--4:17:31)

                       

                      Run 1,500+ miles

                        Also failed....4:11:30....Could have probably done it in 4:07 or 4:08, but once I figured 4:00 wasn't happening and then a new PR (<4:04:59) wasn't happening, I just said "screw it" and walked.  A LOT.

                         

                        Hit the 20-mile mark in 3:00:44....If anyone has any training suggestions about how to prevent exploding in the last 10k, I'd love to hear them.

                         

                        Whose next?  Whoever it is....GOOD LUCK!

                         

                        Tough luck man !! Good effort .. 20 miles in 3 hours would be a good place to be in .. that sub-4 isnt much farther away now. Rest well and look forward to seeing you back in training!

                        I dont sweat. I ooze liquid awesome.


                        Consistently Slow

                           

                           

                          Hit the 20-mile mark in 3:00:44....If anyone has any training suggestions about how to prevent exploding in the last 10k, I'd love to hear them.

                           

                           

                           10 mile run 7 days from race and faster than race pace.

                          10.0 mi 1:29:22 8:57  

                          Recovery  normally takes   5 days. You just need to taper.Waiting to see your splits.

                          Run until the trail runs out.

                          2013***1500 miles

                          50 miler

                          Race Less Train More

                           

                          Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                          "The Marble in The Groove"

                           

                          unsolicited chatter

                          http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                            Sign me up!

                             

                            Helsinki City Marathon 18.8.2012. <4h

                            Seven months to go!

                             

                            Background: Coming back from injury and a 2011 of inconsistent running. I'm going to give the "FIRST"-method a go, lots of LT-runs and faster paced long runs. Lots of aerobic cross training. I think it will suit my temperament better than the furiously boring low HR training I tried last year (and failed to stick with). Finished my first marathon ever in 2011, on steep technical trails, in 7:07. It will be a real challenge to finish in less than 4 hours on the streets. Looking forward to share this experience with you folks.

                             

                            Smile - Good training everyone! May you all remain strong and healthy!

                            Running Blog: On my two feet


                            Interval Junkie --Nobby

                              clay & redbirds: wow, so close.  Clay, you were really smoking those last 6.  Can't believe you had so much left in the bucket.

                              2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                              Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.


                              Maniac

                                 10 mile run 7 days from race and faster than race pace.

                                10.0 mi 1:29:22 8:57  

                                Recovery  normally takes   5 days. You just need to taper.Waiting to see your splits.

                                 They are up now....Warning...they are not pretty.  They are visual evidence of the perfect, soul-sucking death march.

                                Marathon Maniac #6740

                                 

                                Goals for 2013:

                                 

                                Run 3 Marathons in less than 6 weeks

                                •  PF Chang's Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon (1/20/2013--4:13:19)
                                •  Lost Dutchman Marathon (2/17/2013--4:34:27)
                                •  Phoenix Marathon (03/02/2013--4:17:31)

                                 

                                Run 1,500+ miles