"I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."
I've been thinking my marathon in May would be at a 9-9:30 race pace. However, this morning I did 9.4, decided to try and hit the 9 pace...felt easy, in fact ended up running the whole thing with an average pace of 8:57. By the end I was down to 8:40 or so and still didn't feel like I was pushing myself. Now the question, does this mean I haven't been pushing myself hard enough for pace? Is it feasible I could run faster than 9-9:30 for marathon? I have a 14 miler on Sun. was thinking of doing 4 at race pace (or at 9) looking for any advice out there. Thanks
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
McMillan is a great tool but for many (myself included), my short distance times don't translate to my marathon time. I've been about 12 minutes slower in the past for the marathon.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
I'm not within 20 minutes of what McMillan drunkenly dreams I can do on a marathon
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
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Are you doing any speedwork this time around? If so, what? What is your longest run going to be?
I've really hardly been doing any speedwork, and been thinking I should resolve to get in some type of speedwork once a week as a principle.
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