2011 Goal of Sub-3:00 Marathon (Read 8000 times)

    Dopple Bock was looking to lateral the ball for 2011 -- alright, I'm willing to take it and run.

     

    We are here to support each other in this shared goal.  Some have broken 3:00 multiple times but love the group, so they stay and set new goals to break 3:00.  Other people might be 3:10 or above marathoners that are working toward the big 3:00.  All are welcome, collectively all support each other the best we can.

     

    Welcome and please tell us a little about yourself.  I'm Clive -- I've gotten back into running after a long injury-induced layoff.  I'm looking to run as many miles as my life and legs will permit.  I'm not going to threaten 3:00 in 2011, but I'm one of the many people who read and are inspired by past (and present, hopefully) versions of this thread.

     

    There's lots of great stuff in the original sub 3:00 marathon thread (but it is 2,446 posts long!).


    2011 Hopefuls for sub 3:00 marathons (unless noted, goal is Sub-3:00):

    Dopple Bock -- 23JAN2011 -- Icebreaker (Milwaukee WI) -- RESULT = 3:06:38

    flatfooter -- 30JAN2011 -- Chevron Houston (Houston TX) -- Goal = sub-2:55 -- RESULT = 2:57:08

    ChakaKahn -- 13FEB2011 -- Mercedes (Birmingham AL) -- RESULT = 2:45:52

    Dopple Bock -- 20FEB2011 -- Lost Dutchman (Apache Junction AZ) -- RESULT = 3:07:37

    Oldman -- 05MAR2011 -- Snickers Marathon Energy Bar (Albany GA) -- RESULT = DNF

    bpurcell -- 06MAR2011 -- Napa Valley (Napa CA) -- RESULT = 2:51:39

    schneidr -- 10APR2011 -- St. Louis (St. Louis MO) -- Goal = sub-2:28 -- RESULT = 2:33:09

    beat -- 16APR2011 -- Gansett (Narragansett RI) -- Goal = sub-2:50 -- RESULT = 2:53:34

    pnone home -- 17APR2011 -- Virgin London (London GB) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    BadDawg -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA)(late addition) -- RESULT = 2:56:38

    bhearn -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:58:41

    BoilerTom90 -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:07:40

    bzaganjo -- -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:17:02

    C-R -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = DNS

    ccowden -- -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT =  3:07:00

    ChakaKahn -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:50:41

    ClaytonVenhuizen -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:01:43

    Dakota RR -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:58:35

    daubenspeck -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:00:33

    dnephin -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:19:01

    flovesparko -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- Goal = sub-2:55 -- NO RESULT POSTED

    Greg Rowe -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- Goal = sub-3:00 pending SF healing well -- RESULT = 3:13:17

    jenljones-- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:08:11

    joescott -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:57:03

    johnmaas -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:54:11

    KevinHutchins -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:40:50

    kosherdave -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:19:35

    lynnhoj -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:55:29

    Nemo 26.2 -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:54:37

    roots -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:56:38

    spaniel-- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- Goal = 2:32 -- RESULT = 3:27:32

    xhristopher (subtly) -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 3:03:32

    iansyd -- 30APR2011 -- Rotorua (Rotorua NZ)(18hrs ahead of EDT) -- RESULT = 3:02:17

    huskerrunner -- 01MAY2011 -- Lincoln (Lincoln NE) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    bhearn -- 01MAY2011 -- Vancouver (Vancouver BC, CA) -- RESULT = 3:06:25

    Parklife -- 01MAY2011 --Avenue of the Giants (Eureka CA) -- RESULT = 2:55:33

    negative_split -- 01MAY2011 -- Cox Sports/Providence (Providence RI) -- RESULT = 2:45:19

    Don S -- 14MAY2011 -- Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon (St. Joseph MN) -- RESULT = 2:48:43

    danworley -- 15MAY2011 -- Cellcom Green Bay (Green Bay WI) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    Kevin Weber -- 15MAY2011 -- Cellcom Green Bay (Green Bay WI) -- RESULT = 2:48:53

    jsund81 -- 05JUN2011 -- Minneapolis (Minneapolis MN) -- DNS (illness)

    Dopplebock -- 18JUN2011 -- Grandmas (Duluth, MN) -- RESULT = 2:55:45

    Roth Runner -- 11SEP2011 -- Nottingham Marathon (Nottingham UK) -- RESULT = 2:53:57

    abe_mend -- 18SEP2011 -- Fox Cities (Menasha WI) -- RESULT = 2:46:34

    jsund81 -- 02OCT2011 -- Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul MN) -- RESULT = 3:09:35

    Nemo ME -- 02OCT2011 -- Wineglass (Corning NY) -- RESULT = 2:50:49

    kosherdave -- 09OCT2011 -- Mohawk (Albany NY) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    flatfooter -- 09 OCT 2011  -- Chicago (Chicago IL) -- RESULT = 2:54:46

    BearcatRunner -- 15OCT2011 -- Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN) -- RESULT = 3:25:29

    kosherdave -- 16OCT2011 -- Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids MI) -- RESULT = 3:09:38

    Nemo ME -- 16OCT2011 -- Mountain Desert Island (Bar Harbor ME) -- RESULT = 3:04:53

    xhristopher -- 16OCT2011 -- Baystate (Lowell MA) -- DNS

    spinach -- 23OCT2011 -- On the Road for Education (Mason City IA) -- DNS

    RunThinBoyRun -- 30OCT2011 -- Marine Corps (Washington DC) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    Coockie_jr -- 30OCT2011 -- Marine Corps (Washington DC) -- RESULT = 2:51:25

    bpurcell -- 06NOV2011 -- Two Cities (Fresno CA) -- RESULT = 2:47:30

    Candice S. -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 3:11:21

    ChaKaKahn -- 06NOV2011 -- Marshall University (Huntington NC) -- RESULT = DNF

    Don S -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 3:07:25

    kmballatine -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 3:16:43

    kosherdave -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 3:23:07

    Nemo ME -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 2:58:43

    tahlgren -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 2:59:24

    MandyS -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 3:48:09

    ChaKaKahn -- 12NOV2011 -- Thunder Road (Charlotte NC) -- DNS

    heffa47 -- 12NOV2011 -- SunTrust Richmond (Richmond VA) -- RESULT = 3:34:12

    ChaKaKahn -- 19NOV2011 -- North Carolina (High Point NC) -- DNS

    gilbertlemieux -- 20NOV2011 -- Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) -- RESULT = 3:03:02

    Walt.RB -- 20NOV2011 -- Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA) -- RESULT = 3:12:31

    Geo Runner -- 04DEC2011 -- California International (Sacramento CA) -- NO RESULT POSTED

    ChaKaKahn -- 10DEC2011 -- Kiawah Island (Kiawah Island NC) -- RESULT = 3:00:05

    Oldman -- 10DEC2011 -- Rocket City (Huntsville AL) -- RESULT = 3:33:46

     

     

    2011 Graduates:

    schneidr -- 10APR2011 -- St. Louis (St. Louis MO) -- RESULT = 2:33:09

    KevinHutchins -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:40:50

    negative_split -- 01MAY2011 -- Cox Sports/Providence (Providence RI) -- RESULT = 2:45:19

    ChaKaKahn -- 13FEB2011 -- Mercedes (Birmingham AL) -- RESULT = 2:45:52

    abe_mend -- 18SEP2011 -- Fox Cities (Menasha WI) -- RESULT = 2:46:34

    bpurcell -- 06NOV2011 -- Two Cities (Fresno CA) -- RESULT = 2:47:30

    Don S -- 14MAY2011 -- Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon (St. Joseph MN) -- RESULT = 2:48:43

    Kevin Weber -- 15MAY2011 -- Cellcom Green Bay (Green Bay WI) -- RESULT = 2:48:53

    ChakaKahn -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:50:41

    Nemo ME -- 02OCT2011 -- Wineglass (Corning NY) -- RESULT = 2:50:49

    Coockie_jr -- 30OCT2011 -- Marine Corps (Washington DC) -- RESULT = 2:51:25

    bpurcell -- 06MAR2011 -- Napa Valley (Napa CA) -- RESULT = 2:51:39

    beat -- 16APR2011 -- Gansett (Narragansett RI) -- Goal = sub-2:50 -- RESULT = 2:53:34

    Roth Runner -- 11SEP2011 -- Nottingham Marathon (Nottingham UK) -- RESULT = 2:53:57

    johnmaas -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:54:11

    Nemo 26.2 -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT =2:54:37

    flatfooter -- 09 OCT 2011  -- Chicago (Chicago IL) -- RESULT = 2:54:46

    lynnhoj-- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:55:29

    Parklife -- 01MAY2011 --Avenue of the Giants (Eureka CA) -- RESULT = 2:55:33

    Dopplebock -- 18JUN2011 -- Grandmas (Duluth, MN) -- RESULT = 2:55:45

    BadDawg -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA)(late addition) -- RESULT = 2:56:38

    roots -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:56:38

    joescott -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:57:03

    flatfooter -- 30JAN2011 -- Chevron Houston (Houston TX) -- RESULT = 2:57:08

    Dakota RR -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:58:35

    bhearn -- 18APR2011 -- Boston (Boston MA) -- RESULT = 2:58:41

    Nemo ME -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 2:58:43

    tahlgren -- 06NOV2011 -- ING New York City (New York, NY) -- RESULT = 2:59:24


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      Are we there yet?

        Negative-Split Club ----------------  Final 10K Time

        C-R


          I'm taking a shot at this at Boston on 4/18. Currently 3:10 is my pr. Lots of work to do but its worth the try.


          "He conquers who endures" - Persius
          "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel

          DoppleBock


            That you - May the force be with you

             

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

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

             

              Shooting for below 3 & PR at Boston.

              Thanks for doing this!

                Thanks for taking over the thread! 

                 

                Put me down for Houston 1/30/2011.  <2:55

                  Thanks for taking over.  I'll make a legit attempt later in the year.

                   

                  Hopefully at New York.  I need the half qualification time first though. Smile 


                  I'm back!

                    After a year and a half off serious training (2009 sub-3 graduate at Boston!), I've decided that Boston 2011 will be my next goal race. I haven't exactly been sitting on my butt; I have run 31 marathons & ultras since Boston 2009. But I haven't made any of them goal races, and I'm certainly not in the shape now I was then.

                     

                    So. Sign me up for Boston. Realistically, given where I'm at now, sub-3 by Boston is probably a stretch. But I think I can at least go sub-3:05. And tentatively I'd like to go sub-2:55 next fall.

                     

                    Over the next couple months I'll build back from 35-40 mpw to 60ish, then, if all goes well, start Pfitzinger's 70-85 mpw plan.

                    flovesparko


                      Hey Clive, thanks.  Boston 2011  sub 2:55.       Bhearn, only 31 marathons in one and half years, quit slacking off and start training you marathon maniac.  


                      The shirtless wonder

                        I was going to make a go of this in the fall of 2010 but a stress fracture made me reevaluate my goals.  I'm looking at shooting for sub-3 next fall unless training goes exceptionally well and then I'll make a go of it at Boston.  I will more likely just shoot for a PR at Boston (<3:09). 

                        spinach


                          If I can keep myself healthy next spring I intend to try to break three in the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon in St Joseph MN on May 14.

                          RunFree7


                          Run like a kid again!

                            Please put me down sir. 

                             

                            BearcatRunner -- 04/18/2011 -- Boston (Boston MA

                              2011 Goals:
                              Sub 19 5K (19:24 5K July 14th 2010)
                              Marathon under 3:05:59 BQ (3:11:10 Indy 2010)


                            tenacity

                              Thank you for stepping up to the plate, Clive.

                              Please put me down for sub-3 @ Boston 2011.

                                Sign me up.  I'm shooting for sub 3 at Marine Corp in 2011.  I failed miserably at my first sub 3 attempt in March.  I went out to fast and crashed and burned at mile 18.  Shuffled my way to a 3:18.