Sub-3:30 Marathon in 2012 Goal Thread (Read 4587 times)

northernman


Fight The Future

    Clive,

    I'm sorry for the bother (and sorry it's not true), but you have my time on the front page a bit too fast. I came in at 3:21:56, not a minute faster, as you put it.

    Julia1971


      CliveF,

      The footnote on my Ogden has been driving me mad so I raced St. George this weekend. I ran a 3;28:48. A new PR and truely a sub 3;30. Can I be a full graduate now? 

       

      Phaedra

       

      Congratulations on your race!

      Run the mile you are in.


      fake it till you make it

        Congrats Phaedra! 

        northernman


        Fight The Future

          CliveF,

          The footnote on my Ogden has been driving me mad so I raced St. George this weekend. I ran a 3;28:48. A new PR and truely a sub 3;30. Can I be a full graduate now? 

           

          Phaedra

           Nice job, Phaedra! Way to go! How was St. George? I've heard it's great, but you need to get in by lottery?

          Julia1971


            Hey Clive, just thought I'd give you a heads up that the Marine Corps Marathon is October 28th. 

             

            Finished my last long run today and have started my taper!  I did today's run as a dress rehearsal including getting up at 5am but not heading out the door until 10am.  Did not sit outside in the cold wearing a sleeping bag, though.  Don't want to freak out the neighbors.  The run itself went pretty well.  I faded in a couple places.  I suspect it's probably fuel related so I'm going to think about eating more for breakfast and/or taking Gu earlier.  Other than that, I'm good to go.  I have a few logistical things to take care of but as NYCM said on FB this morning, "The hay is in the barn".  (Not that I really know what that means.  I'm not sure I've ever been in a barn to know anything about hay being in one or not.)

            Run the mile you are in.

            Julia1971


              I ran the Army Ten Miler as my last tune-up race.  I think it’ll just barely be a PR, which is surprising to me because I was thinking that PR was a fluke since none of my other race times really matched up with it re McMillan.  Now that I’ve run that time twice, it begs the question of whether I’m over-performing in 10-milers or underperforming in everything else.  Hmm…  Let's hope it's the latter and I have more PRs ahead of me.  And, it was a good race leading up to NYCM because of the crowds.  I’m going to need to get to my corral super early, expect to feel a little crappy at the beginning for standing in the cold for so long, and be very patient in the first third of the race.  But, most of all, it's a very inspirational/motivational race and I’m so pumped to do my best at NYCM right now!

              Run the mile you are in.

                Hey Clive, just thought I'd give you a heads up that the Marine Corps Marathon is October 28th.

                Whoops!  Thanks!

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

                Julia1971


                  Whoops!  Thanks!

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                  Thank YOU for keeping track of us.  Smile

                  Run the mile you are in.

                  Biking Bad


                  finnegan begin again

                      And, it was a good race leading up to NYCM because of the crowds.  I’m going to need to get to my corral super early, expect to feel a little crappy at the beginning for standing in the cold for so long, and be very patient in the first third of the race.  But, most of all, it's a very inspirational/motivational race and I’m so pumped to do my best at NYCM right now!

                     

                     

                    Julia, They will close the corral at a certain time. Those that miss it will have to start in the next Wave. Once in the corral, there were a few porta-johns. At some point they release the corrals to walk a few hundred yards snaking around to the beginning of the Verrazano Narrow Bridge. Many people then have the opportunity to advance their starting position by aggressively working towards the front.  Just an FYI if you are interested. Bloomberg will say a few words, the National Anthem will be played and...'New York, New York' will be played as you ascend the bridge. If you stay close to the median you may find a lane. Many will wander toward the edge of the bridge to view, pee, or watch guys pee.

                     To be certain, the only time I felt truly felt unimpeded was after the Queensboro Bridge around MM 15? onto 1st Ave to the Bronx.  It will then narrow and again seem crowded.

                    "... the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value..."  Thomas Paine Dec 23, 1776 The Crisis 

                     

                    Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

                    Julia1971


                      At some point they release the corrals to walk a few hundred yards snaking around to the beginning of the Verrazano Narrow Bridge. Many people then have the opportunity to advance their starting position by aggressively working towards the front.  Just an FYI if you are interested.

                       

                      Oh, I'm interested.  Thanks!  Every little bit helps.  I only saw two sub-3:20s from last year with 20K+ bib numbers.  I plan to shock and amaze.

                      Run the mile you are in.


                      Bacon Party!

                        OK, I posted in the original thread way back, then turned my attention to LHR training, regaining my health, and laying down a few ultras. Didn't realize THIS thread wasn't the original... But, now I'm back to say, I did it... Detroit Free Press Marathon today - 3:14:23. :-D

                        Liz

                        pace sera, sera

                        northernman


                        Fight The Future

                          Oh, I'm interested.  Thanks!  Every little bit helps.  I only saw two sub-3:20s from last year with 20K+ bib numbers.  I plan to shock and amaze.

                           With your 10 mile race at 1:08, I'm sure you will! That equates to a 3:11 marathon!!! Go Julia!

                          How's the taper going?

                          Julia1971


                             With your 10 mile race at 1:08, I'm sure you will! That equates to a 3:11 marathon!!! Go Julia!

                            How's the taper going?

                             

                            Today is the 10 day mark!  The taper is going well.  I had to move some things in the Pfitz 18/70 schedule around since the Army Ten Miler was on Sunday.  So, I did my long run on Monday but am back on schedule now...  I don't know that it feels much like a taper, yet.  For example, I'm about to head out for miles w/3x1 mile @ 5K pace today.  That sounds hard!  With tropical storm Sandy coming through, I may have to make another change in the taper and move my last long run to Saturday or Monday.  I'm crossing my fingers for the Marine Corps Marathon folks that the rain won't be too hard and the winds will be light.  The forecast looks nasty. 

                            Run the mile you are in.

                               I'm crossing my fingers for the Marine Corps Marathon folks that the rain won't be too hard and the winds will be light.  The forecast looks nasty. 

                               

                              I'm running the Marine Corps this Sunday and I've been watching the forecast like a hawk. If it does end up being crazy rain and wind, does it make sense for me to adjust my expectations? I have no experience racing in the rain. Do heavy shoes end up adding a few seconds per mile? Or maybe the wind will be even worse.

                              2014 Goal: Run faster than 3:37:07 in the NYC Marathon

                                OK, I posted in the original thread way back, then turned my attention to LHR training, regaining my health, and laying down a few ultras. Didn't realize THIS thread wasn't the original... But, now I'm back to say, I did it... Detroit Free Press Marathon today - 3:14:23. :-D

                                Hey, I didn't  want to let this one go by without saying CONGRATS!  Was that a PR, and if so, by how much?

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