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Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014
I've got a fever...
Congrats - outstanding pacing
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
Congrats, that must feel awesome to you. I am still in pursuit of this one. I did a tempo last night. Last mile of 3 in 5:51, and that felt wickedly fast, dont know how I woul sustain that over 3.1 miles.
I think when I am a little lighter it will be achievable. My brother is 35 lbs lighter than I am, and he can do half marathon at 5:45 pace, that I am in awe of.
I know there is definitely more speed in store for me, as I did a 18:57 at 186lbs, so if I get to 168lbs I should be flying.
Right on Hereford...
Awesome job! Your splits look great, too.
My official 5k goal is to beat 19 minutes this year, but I ran 19:02 in my first race, so now I'm thinking sub-6mpm is a worthy challenge.
Of course, I ran 19:40 in my next 5k, so the sub-19 is still on the "to-do" list, lol.
Took a peek at your log. It looks like you're running just a few more miles than I am, and you're running 5 days a week compared to my 4. You aren't doing very many (or very long) long runs, and no tempo workouts. And all your speedwork is either on the treadmill or in races.
Interesting! That's very different from what I've been doing. But it certainly seems like it's working for you! A sub-18 would be a great achievement.
Well I am way heavier than you are. I should do a lot better when my weight drops a little more, but I have to think about what is sustainable, because at the end of the day I have come down from 266lbs so it aint bad going. I still want to have a life and enjoy the occasional treat and beer.
When you have lost a lot of weight it is always easy to put it on, so in order to stay at a low weight for me means literally 100% focus and dedication.
It is possible for me but it would mean I would leave a boring life. Admittedly my times would improve but it would effect myself and my family, and I dont want it to cause problems at home, that is when it is going too far.
Managed an 18:27 this morning on tired legs.
Awesome job! Looks like you are getting solid at the sub-6 pace for a 5k.
RunAsics, you are the runner I aspire to be!