DWARP Marathon Madness Mob
Hi. I've found the forums in general tremendously insightful, so hopefully, I'll get some advice here.
I'm 40. Ran a 3:13:?? in Dublin in October (take off another minute while I peed. Age, I guess. Or dehydrophobia - I ran with a Camelbak.) My first marathon in 7+ years. A PR (of 4 marathons), but my training was so-so, I feel.
Nonetheless, I qualified for Boston. Assuming the field isn't filled and my check don't bounce, I'm there.
My goal is under 3. 2:59:59 chip time will do. Why that goal? I dunno. Why repeatedly put one foot in front of the other? Because.
I felt great after Dublin. IF (that word!) I was with someone the last (roughly) half, as I was in the first half (til that pee) I may have done even better. I don't say that to make excuses, though. I was THRILLED with my time. Hell -- Maybe they measured the course wrong
Anyway, is my goal reasonable? That'd be like knocking, say 20, 25 secs per mile off. Have a look at my training log if it'll help (I was on vacation and sick after the marathon, but have been pretty consistent in most of December.) Also: running Dublin was first floated in May by my wife, but we didn't decide and fully commit til mid August. Also also: I did no specific speed work, but some hills. I live in Pittsburgh. They're unavoidable.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
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