Sub-3:30 Marathon in 2012 Goal Thread (Read 4588 times)

Julia1971


    >> I'll never get sub 3:30 when compared to you guys.

     

    The good news is that it doesn't really work that way.

     

    +1.  I feel like everyone who has ever run a great marathon time on less than 50 mpw is coming out of the wood works to let me know about it.

     

    AussieGirl, at the beginning of this training cycle, I had some doubts myself - after my surgery this summer, I could barely shuffle down the block let alone run.  But, I heard a quote (at the end of Criminal Minds, no less) that I really liked.  It's from Eleanor Roosevelt and I think it's really about WWII and not sport, but the last line inspired me to work harder this time around:

     

    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror.  I can take the next think that comes along.'  You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

     

    If you really are doubting whether you can do it, that's all the more reason to do it.  Work your plan and make it happen.

    Run the mile you are in.

      I had a plan, up to 70 per week, but my body, schedule and motivation (mostly body) weren't into it. I'm at a little more mileage, more 20's, maybe a couple of pounds less, will be more stretched to avoid the 22miles of butt pain, so I could drop that 4+mins to get me below 3:30. The thing is that I know I'm close to or at as good as I'm gonna get, speed wise so we'll see. 4 weeks left. Thanks for the encouragement!

        correction, I'm at a little less mileage.  Some IT band issues last week and schedule issues the week prior dropped me down in mileage.  Oh well, tis what it is, just motivates you to do a little better next time. 

         

        I know if I finish with the thought of 'I can run faster', I'll want to do another marathon, but if I don't PR and/or give it all I have and only improve by a minute, then I'll probably just head to something else. 

         

        I still have an October 50mi.

          Good luck Sunday, stadjak!

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


          Interval Junkie --Nobby

            Thanks, might need it.  Feeling kinda stiff.  Knees were a little rusty on my Intervals yesterday; isn't a crappy short(3:00)-intervals-at-marathon-race-pace supposed to feel super easy?  I just couldn't get into the zone.

             

            Also, 77F?!  I'm hoping race day isn't too hot.  Right now it's 40F over what I trained for.  Right now Sunday is predicted 62F and Fog (ie, humid).  This could get a little rough.

             

            Ah, well.  Fingers crossed!

            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

            Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

              Good luck Sunday, stadjak!

               +1!!

                Good luck Sunday, stadjak!

                 

                +2 Smile!

                "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                Emil Zatopek

                  Good luck and kick some butt stadjak!!

                  Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson


                  Interval Junkie --Nobby

                    Impact of temperature on Marathon race results:

                    http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Impact_of_Heat_on_Marathon_Performance 

                     

                    3:30 => 3:44:42 (9%) at 60F

                     

                    Joking

                    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                    Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                      You are now over thinking. Not sure there would be a 10 % penalty at 60 F vs 40.   Probably if it get warmer than 60, then I'd see a performance drop off but I don't see a big difference for any of my runs at 30-60, but obviously everyone is different.   

                        Shhh -- he's got phantom pains and is stressing about the weather.  We're enjoying the tweaking.

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

                          Impact of temperature on Marathon race results:

                          http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Impact_of_Heat_on_Marathon_Performance 

                           

                          3:30 => 3:44:42 (9%) at 60F

                           

                          Joking

                           I wonder how  the heat will affect my 50 miler next weekend. Anyone have a linky? Joking

                          Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson


                          Interval Junkie --Nobby

                            CliveF: hah!  Thanks, you made my day. Big grin

                            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                            Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!


                            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                               I wonder how  the heat will affect my 50 miler next weekend. Anyone have a linky? Joking

                               

                              You're going to sit down at each aid station, soak your feet in a tub of ice water, and eat several courses, whilst drinking many cups of fluid. RIght? Then I'm sure it won't affect you much.

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

                              Julia1971


                                Good luck Sunday, stadjak!

                                 

                                +3.  Looking forward to hearing how your first marathon went.  Don't forget to enjoy it while you're crushing it.

                                Run the mile you are in.