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When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
Since you're 38, if you run a similar time from Oct onwards, you'll have your BQ for 2009 when you'll be 40, depending on when your birthday actually is. The BQ time for 40 is 3:20.
You know the only thing I can attribute it to is a better base of miles. My last marathon, Myrtle Beach Marathon, 6 weeks ago i felt strong but was ill. I had a case of bronchitis but i needed to run. I ran a 3:42:59 there and even though my body was weak my legs felt strong throughout. I've been consistanly shaving off about 5 or 6 minutes from each marathon.
I really have felt very strong lately. My goal is to do a marathon each month, because my body seems to be recovering so well. I've been injury free for a year and a half now (knock on wood), and i've been following pfitzinger's advanced marathoning training program.
This race I just decided to see where I was at. I've always started off slow and tried to pick up the pace late. It's never worked for me, I seem to get in a groove and stay there. So this race, I started at my goal pace and was just hoping i could hang on. I did for 23 miles before fading, so I guess now I know where I stand and can hopefully duplicate this effort and find that last 31 seconds.
thanks again for all the support!
I struggled through a 7:51 for my 26 mile and could see the clock on the home stretch. I now new I wasn't going to make it. 3:16:30 chip time. 31 seconds too slow.
Oh well, there's always next time. It was a great race overall, I knocked 27 minutes off of my previous PR.
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