Running with the sub-3s: Boston Bound (Read 378 times)


Interval Junkie --Nobby

    BTW, my current PR has at least 40 seconds worth of poop time.

     

    You need to train with poop-intervals to get that 40secs down.

    2015 Goals: Chicago Marathon BQ -- don't push it

    Current Status 08/23: Not in the shape I want, but healthy just the same.

      Hey, here's the real bright side....

       

      You went sub 3 on a bad day!  Time to start planning the next marathon for another PR.

       

      Nice job.

       

      Smile

      2016 Goals

      2000 miles

      Get ready for my 2nd Boston Marathon

      No race goals, just stay healthy and work on flexibility and strength. 

       

        P.S.  I am the same size as you, 6'3" but about 50 pounds heavier than you.

         

        Clearly I need to lose some of the weight and get the mileage up to 70-90 per week too.  My PR is 3:07 from about 6 months ago.

         

        Couldn't imagine being 167 though.  Would be ecstatic to be below 200 but my wife would kill me if I dropped that low.  Sad

        2016 Goals

        2000 miles

        Get ready for my 2nd Boston Marathon

        No race goals, just stay healthy and work on flexibility and strength. 

         

          Runners are weird. Great job, man.

          Runners run.

            nice job stadjak!  got your hard earned sub-3, and maybe the sub-max effort will leave you a little fresher and a lot more stoked for beantown.

            spinach


              2:59.58 on the clock.  2:59.34 chip time.

               

               

              Congratulations for sneaking in just under three!  Impressive, you beat my record of the closest the three without being over.  A couple years ago I did 2:59:52 clock, 2:59:50 chip.  I still have the chip record but you didn't leave much room on the clock for someone to beat you.

                 

                You need to train with poop-intervals to get that 40secs down.

                 

                And remember: It's rude to stop and poop in the inside lane.

                  Nice going stadjak!

                  Well done!

                   There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. ~ Roger Staubach  

                   Runnin' to Beantown

                   

                    +"2"  Congrats!  I need to know more about those poop-intervals.

                      So happy for you, Stadjak.

                      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                        Glad to see that the congestion on the course was only an annoyance and not as big a deal to you as to some of the walkers who were complaining that the runners ware taking part of their half of the course.  Could only shake my head at that comment (they were serious too).

                         

                        If you were amazed that there was a 3:00 half pace group, what about the 7:00 marathon pace group, I saw the pacer trudging along still carrying his pace flag while I was driving back home with one other person walking along with him.  Could only feel for the aid station workers still out there in the rain.


                        Joggaholic

                          Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind


                          Interval Junkie --Nobby

                            So happy for you, Stadjak.

                             

                            Thanks, Nader.  Saving you a spot at the sub-3 bar.

                             

                            HappyFeet: I'm not sure how they could do it differently, but having to run through the HM walkers with the slower marathoners coming at you, was pretty crappy.  You oblivious people on both sides of the path.  I definitely got the impression some of the HMers didn't give a crap that people behind them were actually racing.

                             

                            I thought the 7:00 guy was a joke.  But I guess he was just the sweeper.

                            2015 Goals: Chicago Marathon BQ -- don't push it

                            Current Status 08/23: Not in the shape I want, but healthy just the same.

                            L Train


                              It's tough to race with poop in the mind

                               

                              Probably tough to do anything because there would be some plumbing problems going on.

                               

                              Congrats stadjak.

                               


                              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                                C'mon guys. I think 7:00 is the BQ for the women's 100-105 group.

                                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.