>Racing>Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon
Tapering, or whatever I feel like doing, for the 26th. I'll probably get in ~50 miles this week. Ran easy on Mon, a lite hill workout Tue, easy yesterday. Today I plan on an abbreviated Threshold interval day. Easy tomorrow and then 10M either Sat or Sun with a few miles at MP. Picked up a little cold on Monday but it's really not bad at all, seems like I'm already feeling better.
Good luck dacook and racon2r!
MTA: Hey, wanted to ask another question of the veterans here - What does a warmup for a marathon look like? In the past, I have never warmed up - just stood at the starting line and started running when the gun went off. I always figured I had a whole bunch of miles to get in the groove. Good/bad?
Well since it was already warm in Chicago the only warmup I did was walk to the corral and stretch the hamstrings. That was it. I've never done a warmup for my 3 marathons. Why burn glycogen warming up, you'll need it come mile 25 and 26...
That's what I've always done as well, with thinking exactly the same as yours. Anyone else do any warmup at all?
Oh, and you absolutely WILL have a chance at sub-3 at Boston starting from whatever coral you're in. I've run Boston 5 times and not one of those times, once you get past mile 1 or so, have I felt 'held back' by the crowd. There ARE a lot of runners jostling you for several miles but they are all running fast. That's one of the beauties of Boston - you can run fast there. No walkers going four abreast. The course is fast. Why 'run it for fun', it's Boston - Go for it!
MTA: Look at my marathon record - I have run 25 marathons with some 3:01's and 3:04-type runs (and 3:54's as well!) but I'm most satisfied by the only sub-3 I've ever run up to now - BOSTON.
dacook - 10/19/08 Denver, Denver CO
Racon2r - 10/19/08 GMAA Marathon, VT
Still waiting for reports from dcv2002 and busiman. Dcv ran 3:14:57 at Chicago, per log, and busiman does't keep a log.
I'm running another half on Sunday. Kencamet is tapering for Silcon Valley next on 26th.
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... New goal 12/29/15 - To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again in 2016.
GMAA marathon is on the 18th.
Thanks for the luck!
I just ran a 2:53:XX and came in 4th. Thanks for all the support/inspiration!
Wow. Great job. There's a pretty tough standard being set in this group! Inquiring minds request more details. How was the course? How were your splits? Congratulations on a fast time and a good placement.