2012 Sub-3:00 Marathon Goal Thread (Read 6875 times)

     I'll disagree. Upper 60s and 84% humidity. Ach. 

    I had a couple friends in the race, and they both said it was unpleasantly warm/humid.  Unlucky!

    "I want you to pray as if everything depends on it, but I want you to prepare yourself as if everything depends on you."

    -- Dick LeBeau

      The weather was sucky, but I think not nearly so bad as to account for this level of complete collapse/failure. 

       

      I ran Boston in the heat then ran another 5 weeks later 37 minutes faster. I think lots of folks running in this kinda heat see similar numbers. When the conditions are waaaay suboptimal there is only so much you can do.

        bhearn - Congrats! Nice going with the unexpected PR.

         

        Well, it wasn't exactly unexpected. I'd trained hard for a fall PR attempt, but things hadn't quite come together as I'd planned. I was hoping the course would be fast enough to make up for it -- it was, just barely.

         

        Report here.

         

        And congrats on the 5k PR!