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

    Some have been to the mountaintop, some have only dreamed of it.  Some pretty much live there but embrace the struggle to remain.  It's time for folks to plan their 2012 assaults on the 3:30 "barrier".

     

    We are here to support each other in this shared goal.  Welcome and please tell us a little about yourself.  I'm Clive -- injury took my 2011 racing away, so I'm going to seriously threaten 3:30 in 2012.  I'm just one of the many people who read and are inspired by those striving so publicly to achieve their goals.

     

    The original idea for this thread can be found HERE.

     

    2012 Hopefuls for sub-3:30 marathons (unless noted, goal is sub-3:30):

    C-R – 08JAN2012 – Disney (Orlando FL) RESULT = 3:32:01

    stadjak – 18MAR2012 – Yuengling Shamrock (Virginia Beach VA) RESULT = 3:32:11

    rgilbert – 25MAR2012 – ORRRC (Xenia OH) RESULT = 3:55:44

    molsenrunner– 31MAR2012 – Garden Spot Village (New Holland PA) – Goal = sub-3:20.  RESULT = ____

    AussieGirl76 – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 3:54:59*

    chuckstone – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 4:30:29*

    j_d – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA) – Goal = 3:20.  RESULT = 4:04:09*

    Julia1971 – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 3:36:49*
    srlopez – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = 3:53:15*

    TMacky22 – 16APR2012 – Boston (Boston MA)  RESULT = ____

    setantae – 22APR2012 – London (London UK)  RESULT = 3:26:14

    jaxn – 28APR2012 – Country Music (Nashville TN) – Goal = sub-3:15.  RESULT = DNS

    pdxagogo – 29APR2011 – Eugene (Eugene OR)  RESULT = ____

    tropicalandrew – 29APR2012 – Milton Keynes (Milton Keynes GB)  RESULT = ____

    flautarunner – 06MAY2012 – Cox Providence (Providence RI)  RESULT = ____

    rgilbert – 06MAY2012 – Flying Pig (Cincinnati OH)  RESULT = 3:28:19
    dreamless sleep – 06MAY2012 – Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh PA)  RESULT = DNS

    northernman – 12MAY2012 – Lake Wobegon Trail (St. Joseph MN)  RESULT = 3:27:27

    Phaedra – 19MAY2012 – Ogden (Ogden UT)  RESULT = 3:30:46

    dsocha – 20MAY2012 – Shires of Vermont (Shaftsbury VT) – Goal = sub-3:20?  RESULT = 4:39:26

    EGH3 – 20MAY2012 – Sugarloaf (Carrabassett Valley ME)  RESULT = 3:34:11

    rockenmamaof5 – 20MAY2012 – Run For The Red (Tobyhanna PA)  RESULT = DNS

    JBerger – 26MAY2012 – Bayshore (Traverse City MI) – Goal = sub-3:25  RESULT = 3:18:17

    mooyootoo – 27MAY2012 – Ottawa (Ottawa ON)  RESULT = 3:56:00

    pr100 – 27MAY2012 – Edinburgh (Edinburgh UK) – Goal = sub-3:15?  RESULT = 3:22:nn

    dreamless sleep – 19AUG2012 – Drake Well (Titusville PA)  RESULT = DNS

    rubhadubh – 15SEP2012 – Friends of Keji Trail (Nova Scotia CA)  RESULT = 3:23:49

    Phaedra – 06OCT2012 – St. George (St. George UT)  RESULT = 3:28:48

    JenRosie – 07OCT2012 – Twin Cities (Minn./St. Paul MN)  RESULT = 3:52:11

    northernman – 07OCT2012 – Twin Cities (Minn./St. Paul MN) – Goal = 3:25  RESULT = 3:20:56

    rubhadubh – 07OCT2012 – Valley Harvest (Wolfville NS)  RESULT = DNS

    Buzzie – 21OCT2012 – Detroit Free Press (Detroit MI)  RESULT = 3:14:23

    G'ville Kevin – 21OCT2012 – Baystate (Lowell MA)  RESULT = 3:06:42

    dbilenkin – 28OCT2012 – Marine Corps (Washington DC)  RESULT = 3:39:22

    Julia1971 – 04NOV2012 – New York City (New York NY)  RESULT = Race Canceled

    stadjak – 04NOV2012 – New York City (New York NY) – Goal = 3:10  RESULT = Race Canceled

    CliveF – 10NOV2012 – Richmond (Richmond VA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:18:38

    EGH3 – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:13:48

    molsenrunner – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = sub-3:15  RESULT = 3:17:29

    stadjak – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:08:45

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP NEXT +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    PerfesserR – 09DEC2012 – Tucson (Tucson AZ)  RESULT = ____

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP NEXT +++++++++++++++++++++++++

     

    (*) = The Great Boston Inferno of Aught-Twelve

     

     

    2012 Graduates:

    G'ville Kevin – 21OCT2012 – Baystate (Lowell MA)  RESULT = 3:06:42 (sandbagger! Big grin)

    stadjak – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:08:45

    EGH3 – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:13:48

    Buzzie – 21OCT2012 – Detroit Free Press (Detroit MI)  RESULT = 3:14:23

    molsenrunner – 18NOV2012 – Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) – Goal = sub-3:15  RESULT = 3:17:29

    JBerger – 26MAY2012 – Bayshore (Traverse City MI) – Goal = sub-3:25  RESULT = 3:18:17

    CliveF – 10NOV2012 – Richmond (Richmond VA) – Goal = 3:15  RESULT = 3:18:38

    northernman – 07OCT2012 – Twin Cities (Minn./St. Paul MN) – Goal = 3:25  RESULT = 3:20:56

    pr100 – 27MAY2012 – Edinburgh (Edinburgh UK) – Goal = sub-3:15?  RESULT = 3:22:nn

    rubhadubh – 15SEP2012 – Friends of Keji Trail (Nova Scotia CA)  RESULT = 3:23:49

    setantae – 22APR2012 – London (London UK)  RESULT = 3:26:14

    northernman – 12MAY2012 – Lake Wobegon Trail (St. Joseph MN)  RESULT = 3:27:27

    rgilbert – 06MAY2012 – Flying Pig (Cincinnati OH)  RESULT = 3:28:19 

    Phaedra – 06OCT2012 – St. George (St. George UT)  RESULT = 3:28:48

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

      Put me in for the Surf City Marathon on Feb 5. Thanks! Mark
      apple0pig


        List the goals in 2012?

         

        aha~  I have an additional marathon race in Dec. 4, 2011 in Shanghai, China,

        My goal is sub-3:30 ^@@^.

        As for 2012, the goals will be made based on the performance on Dec. 4, this year.   Smile

        I will be back.  see you then~~ 

          I've entered the Edinburgh Marathon on the 27th of May, which is when I'll go for a good time. Hopefully I'll be in good shape by then. At the moment I have a bit of a problem with my foot (PF) which is recovering - but slowly. I can run... but only short easy runs at the moment or the foot becomes sore. 


          Impact& sport adventurer

            Put me in! I am racing one marathon at some point next year in an Ironman-distance race and am determined to run sub-3:30, preferably sub-3:20, on my way to a sub-10 hour race.

            PBs: 1 mile - 4:59 (2008) 5k - 17:34 (2011) 10k - 37:40 (2011 in Blenheim Half), 21k - 1:21:32 (2011 Blenheim) 42.2k - 2:59:24 (NYC 2011), Ironman - 10:28:43 (2010 Hawaii)

             

            2011 Goals: Olympic Tri - 2h05min (2h09min), 5k: 17:30 (17:34) 10k: 37:00 (did not attempt), 21km: 1:21:00 (1:21:32), 42.2: 2:59:59 (2:59:24)

              Put me in! I am racing one marathon at some point next year in an Ironman-distance race and am determined to run sub-3:30, preferably sub-3:20, on my way to a sub-10 hour race.

              Judges, I need a ruling: we have a sub-3 guy here, talking about shooting for sub-3:30 in the marathon he runs as the last leg of an ironman-distance triathlon.

               

               

              Just kidding -- you're in!  Post or PM the race details when you have them.

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

              fatboy


                I am running Boston but don't expect to hit it there.  Shooting for Lehigh Valley in PA in Sept.

                2012Goals: Run 1500 miles  *   < 3:30 marathon  *  Complete first 70.3  

                                     <20 5K

                 

                 

                Scotch, Scotch, Scotch.....Down in my belly.

                  I am running Boston but don't expect to hit it there.  Shooting for Lehigh Valley in PA in Sept.

                   
                  Sweet. I live and train on that course - the Lehigh Parkway. Great running community!  

                  I ran the marathon relay this past year and had a blast!   


                  Prince of Fatness

                    I live and train on that course  

                     

                    Small world.  Me too.  I ran the marathon in 2009.  It's flat and fast.  There is a lot of dirt and cinder path on the course so be prepared for that.  My only gripe with the event is that it is too early in the season and it can be pretty warm.  It was mid 60's with high dew points at the start when I ran it.

                    Semi-retired.

                      Thanks for setting up the thread, CliveF!  I'm feeling a lot better about trying for sub-3:30 now.  I'm still a rookie (ran my first marathon a week ago), but taking off ten minutes seem possible.

                       

                      This thread'll help keep me going for it!

                      "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

                      Julia1971


                        Back from my friend's wedding.  Ran half the time I was away.  The combination of all inclusive buffets, bars, and late-night discos were not conducive to early morning runs on a treadmill.  If a dance competition breaks out at Boston, though, I might get discovered.  Smile

                         

                        So, I'm out of excuses now.  Time to just buckle down and start putting in the miles more consistently.

                         

                        CliveF, thanks for maintaining the list!  Can you put me down for Marine Corps, too?  (October 28th).  It looks like it usually doesn't fill same day, so I should have time to register.

                        Run the mile you are in.


                        Interval Junkie --Nobby

                          This is a goal I do not expect to hit, but it's my goal none-the-less.  Stars/hitMoon.

                           

                          18MAR2012 - Shamrock.  3:30 is the goal.  This would be my first marathon.

                           

                          You can add me to the list after you stop laughing.

                          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

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


                          Tomorrow will be worse

                            Shooting for sub-3:30 on May 27 in Ottawa http://www.runottawa.ca/

                             

                            For all I've been told, rather flat and fast


                            I'm Betty if you're Al

                              Count me in!  Boston-April 16,2012

                              Tracey

                              2012 Goals: 5K-Sub 20:00, 10K-Sub 43:00,  1/2 1:35,

                              Boston- BQ again by a time known only to my feetskies.  

                               "I would rather have high expectations and fail then have low expectations and succeed." DB


                              Home Away From Home

                                I am in for 2012, hope to run a spring and a fall in case the spring one dioesn't pan out.  No definite race picked yet though so will have to edit later once I get my work schedule figured out but 3:29:59 or less is the goal.

                                 I have a 3:36 from Chicago 2008 a need to top.

                                MM#5768

                                "Anyone can do it in ideal conditions"- A quote from a true NE CN runner and friend.