>Racing>Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon
Travis; Maybe you could run a half-marathon race in training but I sure couldn't and don't know many who could. Running some mile reps at HM pace and running a 12-mile run at that pace are 2 entirely different things. Now when you add 4 more days at the same pace it borders on the..uh, well....impossible.
I am not a sub 3 marathoner, but I wanted to contribute this: There is only one runner who finished Twin Cities this year in 3:06:14 and he can run fast enough to complete a sub 3 marathon:
A simple Google search for his name will show he completed a half in 2007 in 1:25:02:
A few months later he finished Twin Cities in 3:39:29
MTA: I removed the links in case he didn't want his name published.
King of Sparta
How is Ireland this time of year? Some day my wife and I will take a trip to Ireland - When do you think the best time of year to visit?
He is 180 inches tall!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Lloyd. I think you should join this thread. There are several who aren't making their try until next year. To run the race you did with all that you had to deal with before St. George and in the actual race, I think you have established yourself as a legitimate sub-3 threat.
Alright Jim, I'm in as a long shot for St. George next year. There was a moment this year (my August 30 training run) when I ran the toughest 20 miles of the St. George course (the week after the Crim), when I felt really good and thought based on my training 3 hours was an outside shot. It seemed like I went backwards, however, the next few weeks and I need to figure it out next year. It is tough finding the right intensity in training (without overtraining). Also maybe the wind will change directions next year.
My sub-3 try is coming up 10/26. My question to the readers of the thread is what do you think my running should look like between now and then?
I had thought I'd do 4-6 miles per day all at easy to very easy pace except for two workouts - this Wednesday a 10 miler at 6:50 pace and this Sunday another 10 miler at 6:50 pace.
Do y'all think that's too much mileage at MP? Any suggestions or thoughts for me to mull over?