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Marathon pace advice (Read 384 times)


Mmmmm...beer

    For anyone that was wondering, I went out with the 3:15 group, then pulled away at mile 22 and ran negative splits to finish with a 3:14:07.  BQ for my first marathon.  Yeah, I'm a happy camper.  Big grin

    -Dave

     

    2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

    JML


      For anyone that was wondering, I went out with the 3:15 group, then pulled away at mile 22 and ran negative splits to finish with a 3:14:07.  BQ for my first marathon.  Yeah, I'm a happy camper.  Big grin

       

      Well played.  Congrats!

       2014 goals: run a bunch....race some.....repeat...

        Congrats!

        Age: 46 Weight: 208 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)

        Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 44:51; 5K 21:27


        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

          Great job - a lot of strength to pick it up like that - congratulations!

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


          Mmmmm...beer

            Thanks everyone!  It felt great to finish strong and be able to pass people at the end, most of my races are usually the opposite where I go out too fast and fade. lol

             

            I'm sure there are other factors involved, but I couldn't help but notice something.  My half PR from last year pointed to a 3:05 marathon, but I was also 10lbs lighter for that half.  That's a :20/mile difference, which is what I've seen people say is the difference that 10lbs can make.  Just thought that was interesting.  Smile

            -Dave

             

            2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

              Congratulations on a great first marathon.  Not to burst your bubble but your time would not qualify for Boston this year.  The minimum accepted time this year was 1:38 faster than the posted qualifying times.  It might be slightly different next year because this year there were about 5000 people that got in based on not finishing in 2013.  Just something to keep in mind if you are planning on running Boston next year you may want to try for a faster time.

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                just a simple cat

                  Congratulations on a great first marathon.  Not to burst your bubble but your time would not qualify for Boston this year.  The minimum accepted time this year was 1:38 faster than the posted qualifying times.  It might be slightly different next year because this year there were about 5000 people that got in based on not finishing in 2013.  Just something to keep in mind if you are planning on running Boston next year you may want to try for a faster time.

                   

                  It would have gotten you in in 2013, and since this year is so different due to the bombings I am sure you will get in in 2015 even if you don't get a faster time before September!  

                   

                  I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


                  Mmmmm...beer

                    Congratulations on a great first marathon.  Not to burst your bubble but your time would not qualify for Boston this year.  The minimum accepted time this year was 1:38 faster than the posted qualifying times.  It might be slightly different next year because this year there were about 5000 people that got in based on not finishing in 2013.  Just something to keep in mind if you are planning on running Boston next year you may want to try for a faster time.

                     

                    Yup, I know. Smile  I'm not going to actually run Boston next year, just wanted to hit the mark.  I'm hoping to run Boston in '16 and will hopefully register with a BQ+10 or better.

                    -Dave

                     

                    2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

                      For anyone that was wondering, I went out with the 3:15 group, then pulled away at mile 22 and ran negative splits to finish with a 3:14:07.  BQ for my first marathon.  Yeah, I'm a happy camper.  Big grin

                       

                      That is awesome, D2, congrats!  Do you give credit to all the peeps who chimed in on this thread, or to your 1000+ miles of training? Smile

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                      Mmmmm...beer

                         

                        That is awesome, D2, congrats!  Do you give credit to all the peeps who chimed in on this thread, or to your 1000+ miles of training? Smile

                         

                        Thanks!  You know it was the support here that did it! Big grin

                        -Dave

                         

                        2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

                          Congratulations, Dave. It is nice to see you achieve your goal after following your training for some time.

                          5k - 20:56 (09/12), 7k - 28:40 (11/12), 10k trial - 43:08  (03/13), 42:05 (05/13), FM - 3:09:28 (05/13), HM - 1:28:20 (05/14)

                          jimmyb


                            For anyone that was wondering, I went out with the 3:15 group, then pulled away at mile 22 and ran negative splits to finish with a 3:14:07.  BQ for my first marathon.  Yeah, I'm a happy camper.  Big grin

                            Congratulations! Recover well!

                            Log


                            Mmmmm...beer

                              Thanks David & Jimmy!  Recovery is going well, I've gone for a couple of easy runs this week, going to keep it easy for the next week or so.  I've got a couple of 5Ks and a 10K in April/May that I'm targeting.  Then some short, fun races over the summer and a goal half in Oct.  I'm really looking forward to running this marathon again next year with more training under my belt and being 20-25lbs lighter.

                              -Dave

                               

                              2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

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