Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon (Read 15824 times)

DoppleBock


    Monkey week is upon me.

     

    I am not too smart having run a bunch of harder workouts last week - legs are still a little toasty today.  I am going with the 6 day taper.

     

    Bad:  Weight is still @ 210 and the course if full of hills ... I do not run hills (Except the last 3 weeks)

     

    Good:  I am coming off 15 weeks of really solid training and I am feeling pretty good.  Because of the weight, the speed is only @ 2:55 marathon, so I do not imagine I will break 3:00 on a really tough course as a flatlander.

     

    I will just run it how ever I feel at the time - I know what marathon effort feels like and I will run a little under that to compensate for the hills.

     

    Goal: not run a PW

     

    If my body cooperates ... and I run a smart race, I would guess I am 3:03-3:06.

     

    For the 1st time ever in a marathon ... I may Gollow walk some of the biggest hills Smile

     

    Report back on Tuesday.

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

    2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

     

    DoppleBock


      I will also be running the Surf City marathon Feb 7th with a goal of sub 2:45

      http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

      2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

       

        At the risk of killing the thread again, I will respond with a Good Luck and add  your Surf City try to the list...Good Luck!
        Age 60 plus best times: 5k 19:00, 10k 38:35, 10m 1:05:30, HM 1:24:09, 30k 2:04:33
        DoppleBock


          Funny how that happens, but you know it is the slow season for marathons

           

          Thank you!

          http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

          2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

           


          A Dance with Monkeys

            Monkey week is upon me.

             

            I am not too smart having run a bunch of harder workouts last week - legs are still a little toasty today.  I am going with the 6 day taper.

             

            Bad:  Weight is still @ 210 and the course if full of hills ... I do not run hills (Except the last 3 weeks)

             

            Good:  I am coming off 15 weeks of really solid training and I am feeling pretty good.  Because of the weight, the speed is only @ 2:55 marathon, so I do not imagine I will break 3:00 on a really tough course as a flatlander.

             

            I will just run it how ever I feel at the time - I know what marathon effort feels like and I will run a little under that to compensate for the hills.

             

            Goal: not run a PW

             

            If my body cooperates ... and I run a smart race, I would guess I am 3:03-3:06.

             

            For the 1st time ever in a marathon ... I may Gollow walk some of the biggest hills Smile

             

            Report back on Tuesday.

             

            Monkey is gonna hurt.

            Bad.

            jordirio


              Hi

              Today i've started my specific training for the next marathon in Barcelona with a sub 3 goal in march 2010

              www.barcelonamarato.es

              I will try

              Previous PR last this year 2009:

              10km 38'20''

              HM 1h 23' 45''

              M 3h 06' 26''


              Best wishes


              www.runningandthigs.blogspot.com


              10km 38'19'' HM 1h22'07'' M 2h58'44'' www.runningandthings.blogspot.com

                Hi

                Today i've started my specific training for the next marathon in Barcelona with a sub 3 goal in march 2010

                www.barcelonamarato.es

                I will try

                Previous PR last this year 2009:

                10km 38'20''

                HM 1h 23' 45''

                M 3h 06' 26''


                 

                Your 10k and half PRs are both 2 seconds faster than mine, so following that logic you should run a 2:58:11 in your marathon!

                - the grisly details http://alansmiles.blogspot.com
                DoppleBock


                  Hi

                  Today i've started my specific training for the next marathon in Barcelona with a sub 3 goal in march 2010

                  www.barcelonamarato.es

                  I will try

                  Previous PR last this year 2009:

                  10km 38'20''

                  HM 1h 23' 45''

                  M 3h 06' 26''


                  Best wishes


                  www.runningandthigs.blogspot.com


                   

                  You definately have the speed ... might need to increase you mileage a bit.

                   

                  Welcome!

                  http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                  2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                   

                  jordirio


                     

                    Your 10k and half PRs are both 2 seconds faster than mine, so following that logic you should run a 2:58:11 in your marathon!

                     Thank alan

                    congrats for your PR in Chicago¡¡

                    10km 38'19'' HM 1h22'07'' M 2h58'44'' www.runningandthings.blogspot.com

                    jordirio


                       

                      You definately have the speed ... might need to increase you mileage a bit.

                       

                      Welcome!

                       sure

                      i need more mileage

                      10km 38'19'' HM 1h22'07'' M 2h58'44'' www.runningandthings.blogspot.com

                        I did the silly Yasso 800 workout yesterday.  Averaged about 2:57/800 with about 2:40/400 recovery.   The repeats for the 3:00 Yasso are actually just about at my recent 5k pace.


                         I think I'm all set for Santa Barbara on 12/06.  <crossing fingers>



                        Are we there yet?

                          Ok last minute marathon shopping has gotten me a ticket to the Baton Rouge Marathon 12/5.

                           

                          I'd love to say I could run a neg split or even Bhearn'esk Boston splits but I seem to tail off at the end.

                           

                          Any thoughts on this gameplan:

                           

                          10 miles @ 6:42 = 1:07

                          10 miles @ 6:48 = 1:08

                          20 mile mark @ 2:15

                           

                          Leaves me with 44:59 in the bank for the last 10K (7:15 per mi) - if I'm feeling it then that should be easy and I will go big sub 3, if not, I can hold on for that 2:59:59.

                          DoppleBock


                            I think as long as you are not straining in the 1st 10 or 2nd 10 it would be fine.  I think 1:07 for the 1st 10 miles of the marathon is not too fast for you - but again it should be comfortable.  

                             

                            Good luck 

                             

                             

                            Ok last minute marathon shopping has gotten me a ticket to the Baton Rouge Marathon 12/5.

                             

                            I'd love to say I could run a neg split or even Bhearn'esk Boston splits but I seem to tail off at the end.

                             

                            Any thoughts on this gameplan:

                             

                            10 miles @ 6:42 = 1:07

                            10 miles @ 6:48 = 1:08

                            20 mile mark @ 2:15

                             

                            Leaves me with 44:59 in the bank for the last 10K (7:15 per mi) - if I'm feeling it then that should be easy and I will go big sub 3, if not, I can hold on for that 2:59:59.

                            http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                            2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                             

                            DoppleBock


                              Good luck tot he Gopher in SoCal 

                               

                               

                              I did the silly Yasso 800 workout yesterday.  Averaged about 2:57/800 with about 2:40/400 recovery.   The repeats for the 3:00 Yasso are actually just about at my recent 5k pace.


                               I think I'm all set for Santa Barbara on 12/06.  <crossing fingers>


                              http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                              2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                               


                                 I think I'm all set for Santa Barbara on 12/06.  <crossing fingers>


                                 

                                 Hey Ryan, I didn't realize any others from RA were doing Santa Barbara. Say hi if you see me. I'm fairly tall, quite bald and look like my pic. I heard there may be a 3:00 pace group so if there is I'll probably be lining up just behind them. Did you see the course walk through (actually a run through) here? Got my last long run in today and it actually felt okay even after racing yesterday. Time to taper down a bit...

                                John

                                Goal: Age grade over 80% on a certified course.