1st Marathon and your Marathon PR? (Read 357 times)

    2:53

    2:28

     

    They were both bad races and I would like to forget both.

     

    Maybe.  But I seem to remember a story somewhere about how maybe that 2:28 turned out to be a sacrificial lamb that was redeemed for a 30:XX 10,000m, a race that will always be hard to regret.  No?

    - Joe

    We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.

       

      In my book 3:59:55 rounds to 3:60 Smile.    I can see why you want to keep the 'seconds'!!

       

       

      I had no business running a marathon and knew ABSOLUTELY nothing about pacing, nutrition, etc.  I worked HARD to gut out those seconds after bonking something serious...

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

       

      Rob


      "Journey" hater

        First:   3:26:05  (2008)

        PR:     2:55:08  (2011)

          First one in 2011:  4:55:00(ish)

          Second in 2012:  4:48:00(ish)

          Third one in 2013:  3:59:27.   And indeed, those seconds are important in some cases.  A 3:59:27 finish is VASTLY better than a 4:00:01 finish.    (Because any sub-hour breakthrough is like breaking the sound barrier or something, don't you know?)  Big grin

          The Plan '15 edition (big parts)→  /// April '15:  Hampton, VA 24 Hour Run for Cancer  (Goal: >80.1+Miles)  ///   Run streak, at least a mile every single day for 365.  ∞


          Feeling the growl again

             

            Maybe.  But I seem to remember a story somewhere about how maybe that 2:28 turned out to be a sacrificial lamb that was redeemed for a 30:XX 10,000m, a race that will always be hard to regret.  No?

             

            True.  But I was greedy and wanted both.  Big grin

             

            It was totally my own fault, I got weak in the head and did a huge workout - for confidence - I did not need to do after the 10K and it pushed everything over the edge.  Several years earlier the Olympian who was coaching me told me I could "play it safe" and run 2:24 or go for it, and I went for it (my only marathon DNF).  So I had my shots I just did not convert.

             

            When you are that young you keep thinking you have another shot next cycle, and sometimes you don't see when they are counting down.

             

            The 2:53 was the classical over-confident first marathon learning experience.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             


            Prince of Fatness

              3:58

              3:40

               

              Those were and will be the only marathons that I have run.

              Semi-retired.

              MJ5


              Chief Unicorn Officer

                4:28 (Baltimore)

                3:56 (Steamtown)

                 

                i hated marathons.

                Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

                  3:00:16

                  26 May 2013 (I hope)

                  2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away - FAIL.

                  2014 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.

                    3:58 - 2007

                    3:08 - 2011

                    ...with more to come, I hope.


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      2012 March: 3:32 (1st)

                      2012 Nov: 3:08 (2nd)

                      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                      Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

                        First and only 3:09

                        I will see what happens in Boston

                          4:05:06

                          3:14:29

                          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

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                            runlikeagirI


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