2012 Sub-3:00 Marathon Goal Thread (Read 6872 times)

    It's not too early for folks to be planning their 2012 assaults on the 3-hour "barrier".  Just as in years past, here's the thread for it.

     

    We are here to support each other in this shared goal.  Some have broken 3:00 multiple times but love the group, so they stay and set new goals to break 3:00.  Other people might be 3:10 or above marathoners that are working toward the big 3:00.  All are welcome, collectively all support each other the best we can.

     

    Welcome and please tell us a little about yourself.  I'm Clive -- I'm not going to threaten 3:00 in 2012 either, but I'm one of the many people who read and are inspired by past and present versions of this thread.

     

    There's lots of great stuff in the original sub 3:00 marathon thread (but it is 2,446 posts long!).

     

    2012 Hopefuls for sub 3:00 marathons (unless noted, goal is simply Sub-3:00):

    Dakota RR – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX) – Goal = sub-2:58.  RESULT = 2:57:45

    Dopple Bock – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX) – RESULT = 3:16:48

    hermosaboy – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX) – Goal = sub-2:40. RESULT = 3:04:42

    Screen name1 – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX) – Goal = 2:45. RESULT = 2:55:55

    dpschumacher – 22JAN2012 – IceBreaker Indoor (Milwaukee WI) – Goal = 2:50. RESULT = 2:53:20

    delucj – 29JAN2012 – Marathon de Napoli (Naples IT (Europe)) – Goal = sub-2:55.  RESULT = 3:48:32

    Geo Runner – 04MAR2012 – Napa Valley (Napa CA)  RESULT = DNS

    Shagray – 25MARCH2012 – Zurich (Barcelona ES (Europe)) – Goal = sub-2:45.  RESULT = ____

    ChrBech – 15APR2012 – Bungay (Bungay GB (Europe)).  RESULT = 2:55:15

    BostonBug – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = 2:55.  RESULT = DNS*

    Candice S. – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = RAWR.  RESULT = 3:17:54*

    ChakaKahn – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = 2:42  RESULT = 4:02:33*

    Doug – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = sub-2:53.  RESULT = ____*

    muebele – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 5:04:58*

    Nemo ME – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 3:08:06*

    PaulyGram – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = 2:50.  RESULT = 3:17:21*

    Screen name1 – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 3:33:55*

    Walt.RB – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = DNF*

    Dopple Bock – 21APR2012 – Carmel (Carmel IN)  RESULT = 2:56:07

    spaniel – 21APR2012 – Carmel (Carmel IN) – Goal = 2:35.  RESULT = 2:39:30

    larrykoren – 22APR2012 – Glass City (Toledo OH)  RESULT = ____

    Don S – 28APR2012 – Pine Line Trail (Medford WI) RESULT = 2:57:26

    daubenspeck – 29APR2012 – Eugene (Eugene OR)  RESULT = 2:52:18

    Fa C Shus – 05MAY2012 – Wisconsin (Kenosha WI)  RESULT = 2:51:25

    el_jeffe – 06MAY2012 – BMO Vancouver (Vancouver BC (Canada))  RESULT = 3:49:50

    DanMoriarity – 06MAY2011 – Goodlife Fitness Toronto (Toronto CA (Canada))  RESULT = ____

    daveloud -- 06MAY2012 -- OC (Newport Beach CA)  RESULT = 2:50:08

    spinach – 12MAY2012 – Lake Wobegon Trail (Holdingford MN)  RESULT = DNF

    hermosaboy – 19MAY2012 – Fargo (Fargo ND)  RESULT = 3:06:10

    jjameson 27MAY2012 Bayshore (Traverse City MI)  RESULT = 2:58:56

    joesuperdad – 27MAY2012 – Buffalo (Buffalo NY)  RESULT = ____

    Leopard – 27MAY2012 – Edinburgh (Edinburgh GB (Europe))  RESULT = 3:19:15

    Viich – 27MAY2012 – Ottawa (Ottawa CA (Canada))  RESULT = 3:00:16

    dpschumacher – 16JUN2012 – Grandmas (Duluth MN) – Goal = 2:45  RESULT = DNS

    Willie_MN – 16JUN2012 – Grandmas (Duluth MN)  RESULT = 3:13:10

    ChakaKahn – 29JUL2012 – Wipro San Francisco (SF CA)  RESULT = 3:30:309

    abe_mend – 23SEP2012 – Fox Cities (Menasha WI) – Goal = sub-2:40  RESULT = 2:43:24

    Leopard – 30SEP2012 – Berlin (Berlin DE (Europe))  RESULT = ____

    BadDawg – 07OCT2012 – Steamtown (Scranton PA)  RESULT = 2:50:11

    bbeatty – 07OCT2012 – Bank of America Chicago (Chicago IL) – Goal = 2:46  RESULT = 2:51:21

    huskerrunner – 07OCT2012 – Bank of America Chicago (Chicago IL)  RESULT = 3:30:24

    dpschumacher – 07OCT2012 – Twin Cities (Minneapolis/ St Paul MN) – Goal = 2:40  RESULT = ____

    flatfooter – 07OCT2012 – Lakefront (Milwaukee WI) – Goal = <2:50  RESULT = 2:56:33

    gilbertlemieux – 07OCT2012 – Bank of America Chicago (Chicago IL)  RESULT = DNS

    Roth Runner – 07OCT2012 – Chester (Chester, Wales GB (Europe))  RESULT = 2:43:58

    Don S – 13OCT2012 – Whistlestop (Ashland WI)  RESULT = 2:50:52

    Spark90 – 13OCT2012 – Under Armour Baltimore (Baltimore MD)  RESULT = 2:55:00

    Diamond J – 14OCT2012 – Baystate (Lowell MA) – Goal = sub-2:35  RESULT = ____

    MandyS – 14OCT2012 – Masterton (Martinborough, NI, NZ (New Zealand))  RESULT = 3:13:38

    Greg C – 14OCT2012 – Baystate (Lowell MA)  RESULT = 3:10:12

    delucj – 27OCT2012 – Cape Cod (Falmouth MA)  RESULT = 3:40:31

    J2R – 28OCT2012 – BMW Frankfurt (Frankfurt DE (Europe))  RESULT = 2:59:30

    ChakaKahn – 03NOV2012 – Monumental (Indianapolis IN)  RESULT = 3:57:54

    Coockie_jr – 04NOV2012 – New York City (New York NY) – Goal = sub-2:50  RESULT = Race Canceled

    Mendeldave – 04NOV2012 – New York City (New York NY)  RESULT = Race Canceled

    Screen name1 – 04NOV2012 – New York City (New York NY)  RESULT = Race Canceled

    Dopple Bock – 18NOV2012 – Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey (Nashvegas TN)  RESULT = 3:13:17

    muebele – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA)  RESULT = 3:09:11

    schneidr – 18NOV2012 – Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey (Nashvegas TN)  RESULT = 2:34:17

    zebes – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 2:55  RESULT = 3:18:10

    jaxn – 08DEC2012 – Rocket City (Huntsville AL)  RESULT = 3:22:16

    bhearn – 09DEC2012 – Tucson (Tucson AZ) – Goal = <2:58:41  RESULT = 2:58:38 (PR!)

    joescott – 09DEC2012 – Dallas White Rock (Dallas TX)  – Goal = <2:40  RESULT = 3:09:28

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

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    (*) = Boston inferno -- Satan was in the med tent, getting an IV.

     

     

    2012 Graduates (by time):

    schneidr – 18NOV2012 – Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey (Nashvegas TN)  RESULT = 2:34:17

    spaniel – 21APR2012 – Carmel (Carmel IN) RESULT = 2:39:30

    abe_mend – 23SEP2012 – Fox Cities (Menasha WI) RESULT = 2:43:24

    Roth Runner – 07OCT2012 – Chester (Chester, Wales GB (Europe))  RESULT = 2:43:58

    daveloud -- 06MAY2012 -- OC (Newport Beach CA)  RESULT = 2:50:08

    BadDawg – 07OCT2012 – Steamtown (Scranton PA)  RESULT = 2:50:11

    Don S – 13OCT2012 – Whistlestop (Ashland WI)  RESULT = 2:50:52

    bbeatty – 07OCT2012 – Bank of America Chicago (Chicago IL) – Goal = 2:46  RESULT = 2:51:21

    Fa C Shus – 05MAY2012 – Wisconsin (Kenosha WI)  RESULT = 2:51:25

    joescott – 09SEP2012 – Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD)  RESULT = 2:51:38

    daubenspeck – 29APR2012 – Eugene (Eugene OR)  RESULT = 2:52:18

    dpschumacher – 22JAN2012 – IceBreaker Indoor (Milwaukee WI) RESULT = 2:53:20

    Spark90 – 13OCT2012 – Under Armour Baltimore (Baltimore MD)  RESULT = 2:55:00

    ChrBech – 15APR2012 – Bungay (Bungay GB (Europe))  RESULT = 2:55:15

    Screen name1 – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX)  RESULT = 2:55:55

    Dopple Bock – 21APR2012 – Carmel (Carmel IN)  RESULT = 2:56:07

    flatfooter – 07OCT2012 – Lakefront (Milwaukee WI) – Goal = <2:50  RESULT = 2:56:33

    Don S – 28APR2012 – Pine Line Trail (Medford WI) RESULT = 2:57:26

    Dakota RR – 15JAN2012 – Chevron Houston (Houston TX)  RESULT = 2:57:45

    bhearn – 09DEC2012 – Tucson (Tucson AZ) – Goal = <2:58:41  RESULT = 2:58:38 (PR!)

    jjameson 27MAY2012 Bayshore (Traverse City MI)  RESULT = 2:58:56

    J2R – 28OCT2012 – BMW Frankfurt (Frankfurt DE (Europe))  RESULT = 2:59:30

    “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

      Plug me in for Houston in January -- Shooting for a 2:3:XX...

      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

       

      Rob

        Put me down to make an attempt by the end of 2012, God willing.  Likely Dallas White Rock.  Maybe a November race if I can find a good one that's within a day's drive.

        - Joe

        all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

        DoppleBock


          DoppleBock 1/15/2012 Houston Marathon - Sub 3:00

           

          Get in line for Eggs and Sausage post race breakfast before Hermosaboy is leaving the building 

           

          I will uddate the goal as I get closer.

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

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

           

             

            Get in line for Eggs and Sausage post race breakfast before Hermosaboy is leaving the building 

             

            Joking

            And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

             

            Rob

              Thanks for starting this thread, Clive.

               

              I'm going to make 2 attempts next year:

               

              Edinburgh Marathon - 27 May 2012 - goal of as close to 3:00 as possible, maybe under.

              Berlin Marathon - 30 September 2012 - sub 3:00

               

              I plan on working on getting my 10K time down over the winter and then will follow Pfitzinger's 70mile 18 week plan from mid-January onwards.

               

              It all might be a big ask, since I ran Berlin this year in 3:30, but that was on an almost non-existent marathon training schedule of 12 weeks running 45-65km/week. I'm starting to build the volume again and hope to have a good few months at 80-90km/week when I start the marathon programme proper.

              PR's 5K: 18:37, 10K: 39:51, 15K: 58:18, Half Marathon: 1:25:51 Marathon 3:19:15

              2012 Goal: sub 3:00 Marathon

              DoppleBock


                Someone has their whole year planned out

                 

                 

                 

                2012 Hopefuls for sub 3:00 marathons (unless noted, goal is simply Sub-3:00):

                dpschumacher -- 22JAN2012 -- IceBreaker Indoor (Milwaukee WI) – Goal = 2:50

                dpschumacher -- 16JUN2012 -- Grandmas (Duluth MN) – Goal = 2:45

                dpschumacher -- 07OCT2012 -- Twin Cities (Minneapolis/ St Paul MN) – Goal = 2:40

                 

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

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

                 

                  Put me down for Disney Marathon Jan 8th.  Goal -> <2:53.  May revise to <2:50 depending on how the training goes. 

                    DoppleBock 1/15/2012 Houston Marathon - Sub 2:44

                     FTFY  Big grin

                      I will be shooting for sub 3 somewhere in 2012 but not positive when and where yet

                      spinach


                        I hope I will be healthy next year and able to run.  My main goal.  If that happens then since I am getting older I won't have to break three to get my other goal:  Being an elite at the Twin Cities marathon.  I will only need to run sub 3:05 for that although I will hope to get a second sub three sometime before I get too old.  Which race will be my goal race will be determined after a couple months of full training.

                          Put me down for <2:55:00 (gunning for BQ -10) at the Marathon de Napoli 29 January 2012.


                          I'm back!

                            bhearn -- 15JAN2012 -- Chevron Houston (Houston TX)

                             

                            Goal... originally I wanted to break 2:55. That's looking unlikely. For now, put me down for < 2:58:41 (PR).

                            If that goes well, I will retarget 2:55 for Boston.

                              I hope I will be healthy next year and able to run.  My main goal.

                              And a worthy one!

                              “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                              Are we there yet?

                                BOSTON 2:42