2013 Sub-3:00 Marathon Goal Thread (Read 2193 times)

xor


    Ok, I found the place, now what?

    Suppose I should introduce myself - I'm 42, female, about to run Honolulu marathon tomorrow and aiming for 2:50ish. Current PR is 2:54:54 set in July at Gold Coast. oh yeah, I live in Australia.

     

    Another RWOL refugee to add to the list!

     

    There are a bunch... I mean A BUNCH of Australians checked into the hotel I'm at (the Aqua Wave).  I'm assuming there was some sort of package deal. 

     

    Good luck tomorrow.  I will be 30 minutes to 3 hours behind you, depending.

     


    And in the end...

      Ok, I found the place, now what?

      Suppose I should introduce myself - I'm 42, female, about to run Honolulu marathon tomorrow and aiming for 2:50ish. Current PR is 2:54:54 set in July at Gold Coast. oh yeah, I live in Australia.

       

      Another RWOL refugee to add to the list!

       

      Now, we get to cheer for you!!!!

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      The GITM is moot.


      [Competitive] Jerk

        I ran a 5K this morning as a last minute decision fueled by perfect conditions and an incredibly fast certified course. Ended up winning by almost 2 minutes and setting a 13 second PR in the process. I'm pretty stoked with the result to say the least. Race report here: Military Superhero's 5K.

        jackdyl11


          Good job Greg! Especially since you were by yourself, that takes toughness.  


          And in the end...

            I ran a 5K this morning as a last minute decision fueled by perfect conditions and an incredibly fast certified course. Ended up winning by almost 2 minutes and setting a 13 second PR in the process. I'm pretty stoked with the result to say the least. Race report here: Military Superhero's 5K.

             

            Boom! Way to take what the day gives you!

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            The GITM is moot.

            blaupunk


              i'm here too.  woo.

              cc4life07


              Wind is not my friend.

                Good luck to the Australian marathoners tomorrow(today?)

                  Great job Greg, monstrous time!

                  rachellara


                     Wow Rachel - you are doing this before the race? When is the pasta time?

                     

                    Just heading to bed now after a day of carb-loading. We'll be getting up at 2:45am!!

                    M 2:54:54 I HM 1:23:39

                     

                    www.runnerrachel.blogspot.com

                    rachellara


                      There are a bunch... I mean A BUNCH of Australians checked into the hotel I'm at (the Aqua Wave).  I'm assuming there was some sort of package deal. 

                       

                      Good luck tomorrow.  I will be 30 minutes to 3 hours behind you, depending.

                       

                      Oh hey, SRL, I had no idea you were running Honolulu. I have no idea about package deals, but it's not too bad of a flight to Hawaii from the east coast of Australia, so it's a nice trip to tie in with a race.

                       

                      Good luck tomorrow, if only I knew what you look like, I would look out for you at the finish.

                      M 2:54:54 I HM 1:23:39

                       

                      www.runnerrachel.blogspot.com

                        I won't steal her thunder...let's just say Racherella got a monster time...

                        xor


                          I won't steal her thunder...let's just say Racherella got a monster time...

                           

                          For the Honolulu Marathon, we had great conditions today.  We usually do not. WOOHOO!

                           


                          I'm back!

                            Hey, it's still 2012 -- this year's results should go in that thread. But congrats anyway, rachellara!

                             

                            2012 Sub-3:00 Marathon Goal Thread

                            cc4life07


                            Wind is not my friend.

                              Awesome job Rachellara!  Honolulu must be a nice place to spend after a marathon!

                                I have a training question for those of you with more marathon experience.

                                 

                                I've been building mileage all year, and have been doing 50+ mpw for the last few months.  I'm planning to do a marathon in early May, and will start a training program on Jan 1 (Pfitz 18.70).

                                 

                                I'm reading the Pfitz book and he talks about macrocycles...is this something I need to be concerned with?  Specifically, should I plan to cycle down for a couple weeks at the end of this month?  

                                 

                                The paradox is I have a lot of vacation time to burn and was looking forward to running without the stress of work/travel for a couple weeks.  (Hit some long trails, etc).

                                 

                                Fwiw, no injuries, I feel good, and I don't feel burned out at all.  I'm sure I'd enjoy fresher legs, but c'mon, thats not how to get to sub 3, is it? Thoughts on whether I should I consider a short layoff / downcycle?