2012 Sub-3:00 Marathon Goal Thread (Read 6872 times)


Fast is better than long

    Let's try again...

     

    Name

    Distance

    Race

    Goal

    Result

    Comments

    Fa C Shus

    26.2

    May 5th - Wisconsin Marathon

    <3:00

     

    Boston redemption race

    2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K

     

    Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
    Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

    What in the Jehu?


    I'm back!

      2:52:18, I think. We had excellent weather and a fast course. Think I fell off a bit the last couple miles. Will have to review that later. Think I missed the stop button at the finish. Very happy with my run today.

       

      Awesome result, Gary! Very inspiring.

       

      Big Sur turned into a 3:12 for me, but I'm OK with that. Tough day, strong headwind. I still haven't figured out how to pace Big Sur ideally, but I don't think I did anything really wrong. 26-minute course PR!

       

      I'm thinking CIM for my next sub-3 attempt.

        Awesome result, Gary! Very inspiring.

         

        Big Sur turned into a 3:12 for me, but I'm OK with that. Tough day, strong headwind. I still haven't figured out how to face Big Sur ideally, but I don't think I did anything really wrong. 26-minute course PR!

         

        I'm thinking CIM for my next sub-3 attempt.

         

        Sounds like a solid effort!!!

        And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

         

        Rob


        Fast is better than long

          MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

           

          Fa C Shus – 05MAY2012 – Wisconsin (Kenosha WI)

           

          2:51:21

          2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K

           

          Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
          Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

          What in the Jehu?


          I'm back!

            Way to go, Pauly! Finally got that monkey off your back.


            Fast is better than long

              Way to go, Pauly! Finally got that monkey off your back.

               

              Time to find a new monkey and within 5 mins of the finish I interviewed 3 of em.

               

              Thanks Sr. Hearn

              2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K

               

              Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
              Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

              What in the Jehu?


              tenacity

                Time to find a new monkey and within 5 mins of the finish I interviewed 3 of em.

                 

                Thanks Sr. Hearn

                 

                 

                Bravo! Smokin.

                  I guess it's time to reenter the list after a disappointing race in Italy this past January...my fault for (a) not training all winter and (b) drinking too much wine while touring the country for 2 weeks before the race.

                   

                  Right now I figure I'm about in 3:20-3:30 shape but I'll commit to sub 3 at Cape Cod on 27/10/12 (it's a USATF New England Grand Prix race so I owe my club a good result anyway).

                    I must say people on this thread are ROCKING the sub 3!  A few years ago we were all just barely sneaking in under 3, I think the quality of runner on this thread has been upgraded.  Way to go guys.

                    spinach


                      Well, I am up next and I hope I can keep up with the others so far.  I do feel I am over my hamstring injury that messed up all of last year.  In the last three saturdays I have run my fastest half marathon, 10k, and 5k in last five years.  So my speed seems to have come back but I am still concerned.  I haven't run a marathon since last July, its been a long time. 


                      Alive & Running

                        Well, I am up next and I hope I can keep up with the others so far.  I do feel I am over my hamstring injury that messed up all of last year.  In the last three saturdays I have run my fastest half marathon, 10k, and 5k in last five years.  So my speed seems to have come back but I am still concerned.  I haven't run a marathon since last July, its been a long time. 

                         

                        I'll be at Wobegon pacing a friend to her BQ.  I'll track you down before the race and if you're up for hanging out after the race there's a bunch of us nitwits from Mpls that will be there after the race.  The weather looks very promising so far.  Best wishes with the rest of your taper.

                         


                        spinach


                          Yesterday wasn't my day.  My hamstring started acting up about 5 miles into the race and by the 7 mile mark I was unable to run on it. So it was marathon day.   I don't know what happened, my hamstring has been tight occasionally the past few months but I thought the problem was over as it hadn't affected my running this year.  But I guess I am not over the problems I had with it last year.  Perhaps I will be able to run a sub three race sometime but I won't be aiming for it anymore.


                          Alive & Running

                            Yesterday wasn't my day.  My hamstring started acting up about 5 miles into the race and by the 7 mile mark I was unable to run on it. So it was marathon day.   I don't know what happened, my hamstring has been tight occasionally the past few months but I thought the problem was over as it hadn't affected my running this year.  But I guess I am not over the problems I had with it last year.  Perhaps I will be able to run a sub three race sometime but I won't be aiming for it anymore.

                             

                            Damn, sorry to hear about that.  I looked for your name in the race results and when I didn't see you listed I feared something had happened. Don't know what more to say other than it does suck.  You rocked those half marathons leading up to this race, so I thought for sure I'd see your name and time starting with a "2" in the results.  Head up, and keep training man!

                             


                            DoppleBock


                              Sorry about the Hamstring ~ Odd that it was so angry ... I guess we will call it a taper gremlin.  I am fearful on mine - It has been acting nice for the last 4 weeks.  I am doing lots of stretching and leg weights 2x a week.  I sure hope the gremlins stay out on Lake Nokomis June 2-3. 

                               

                              Yesterday wasn't my day.  My hamstring started acting up about 5 miles into the race and by the 7 mile mark I was unable to run on it. So it was marathon day.   I don't know what happened, my hamstring has been tight occasionally the past few months but I thought the problem was over as it hadn't affected my running this year.  But I guess I am not over the problems I had with it last year.  Perhaps I will be able to run a sub three race sometime but I won't be aiming for it anymore.

                              http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                              2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                               

                              spinach


                                Thanks, I really don't know what is going on.  It hurt like hell on Sunday but yesterday and today my leg feels fine.  I will give it a few more days rest before I try to run on it.  I had planned on running MedCity but I will skip that one.  I still have three or four more marathons planned for the summer.  It is always good to have  back up marathons in case the first one does not go right.  I first broke three in a back up, San Francisco in 2009 after the horrible conditions we had at Grandma's that year.