NYC Marathon 2012 (Read 2538 times)

    Who's there this year? After 3 lottery losses I'm finally in. 10th marathon in 5 years.

    Dropped 7 pounds so far and up to 60 mile weeks.

    Training for a 3:53 which would be 6 min marathon PR.

     

    What says youse?  Who's standing on Staten Island on the morning of Nov 4th?

     

     

     


    Interval Junkie --Nobby

      I'm in.  3:10 is my goal. 

      I'm pretty sure Julia is in too.

      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

      Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

      Julia1971


        Yeah, I'm in.  Which reminds me I need to book my hotel...  I'm training for 3:teens but since it's so hot, I have no idea what my fitness is really like.  I think I'll have to wait 'til September to gauge things.

        Run the mile you are in.

          I'll be there.  My 1st time in the lottery, expecting to do the "3 no's then in" plan, but got in my 1st try.   Just started a new job in January, so running was lost during the moving upheaval.  Getting in was what got me back running.  I won't have a time goal until a little later, but 4ish range. 

           

          Looks like you are doing a program from Nobby et al based on your description of your runs ("out and back, long aerobic, etc").  If so, how is it going?  I just started the program. 

          2012 Goals:

          Stay healthy, stay running

          Lose those extra pounds 


          Interval Junkie --Nobby

            I'll be there.  My 1st time in the lottery, expecting to do the "3 no's then in" plan, but got in my 1st try.

             

            They've discontinued that offering, btw.  But they've grandfathered anyone who got a "no" previous to applying for the 2012 marathon.  So, you indeed did get lucky (as did I).

            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

            Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.

               

              Looks like you are doing a program from Nobby et al based on your description of your runs ("out and back, long aerobic, etc").  If so, how is it going?  I just started the program. 

               

              Very well, thanks. If you have been here, you have read Nobby's advice is great stuff. I have tried the cookie cutter plans in the past and made some progress with my marathons ( 4:22 first to 3:59 best) but I was looking for something different.

              Next week starts the Hill phase of the plan.

              Yikes!

               

               

               

                I will be there. My goal is under 4:00. Can't wait!

                Major 2013 race: NYC Marathon...postponed from 2012

                Dublin Marathon 2014


                ultramarathon/triathlete

                  I'm in.

                   

                  7th consecutive NYC marathon, and probably last (getting too expensive, time to let others have my slot). 

                  It will be my 11th marathon this year.  Shooting for sub 3, but really, any "nice day of running" time will also be just fine :-)

                   

                  If anyone has questions on the course, I can probably answer. 

                  HTFU?  Why not!

                  Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                  Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club
                  USATF Coach

                  Julia1971


                    I'm in.

                     

                    7th consecutive NYC marathon, and probably last (getting too expensive, time to let others have my slot). 

                    It will be my 11th marathon this year.  Shooting for sub 3, but really, any "nice day of running" time will also be just fine :-)

                     

                    If anyone has questions on the course, I can probably answer. 

                     

                    So, I finally looked at the elevation chart... What do you think is the most challenging part?  I like to model my long runs to the course I'll be running.  It looks mostly flat but maybe it's really rolling mini hills?

                    Run the mile you are in.

                    Julia1971


                      Just saw this on my FB feed NYCM No Baggage Policy.  I don't think I like this.

                      Run the mile you are in.

                        Yea, this doesn't look good. I guess we can only hope that it's not that cold after the race. Or that fleece lined poncho does the job.Looks like we can no longer check in a gear bag for the finish.

                         

                         

                         

                        Julia1971


                          Yea, this doesn't look good. I guess we can only hope that it's not that cold after the race. Or that fleece lined poncho does the job.Looks like we can no longer check in a gear bag for the finish.

                           

                          I'm wondering how much stuff I'll want to carry on me.  (Sigh).  Luckily, my BFF is coming up to watch me race so hopefully I can bribe her into bringing my stuff to the finish.  Maybe treating her to brunch after will do it.  A fleece lined hoodie sounds pretty sweet.  Okay, I'm feeling better about it.  That was quick.  LOL!

                          Run the mile you are in.


                          Interval Junkie --Nobby

                            Hmm.  Poncho.  I could do poncho.

                             

                            Well, the kids across the street are convinced that after they "watch [me] win the NYC marathon on TV" that I should run in the next Olympics.  Fortunately, I have 4 years to train . . . and they have 4 years to grow up and realize their hero-worship is completely misplaced.

                            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                            Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.


                            Best Present Ever

                              Hmm.  Poncho.  I could do poncho.

                               

                              Well, the kids across the street are convinced that after they "watch [me] win the NYC marathon on TV" that I should run in the next Olympics.  Fortunately, I have 4 years to train . . . and they have 4 years to grow up and realize their hero-worship is completely misplaced.

                               

                               OMG you won the NYC marathon!  That's amazing!  You seem so much paler in person than on tv.  Weird.  


                              Interval Junkie --Nobby

                                 OMG you won the NYC marathon!  That's amazing!  You seem so much paler in person than on tv.  Weird.  

                                 

                                I do heat acclimation training in a tanning booth a few weeks before the race.

                                2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                                Current Status 06/19: Pelvic stress-fracture = 6-weeks of no running.