2019 Sub 3 hour marathon thread (Read 399 times)

ZZCaptainObvious


     

    Yeah. A marathon that's a mile too long.  Sounds like a blast....

     

     

    I wasn't running it, so it's not my problem. (frantically knock on wood to avoid the bad karma, which means it's probably too late.)

     

    Best of luck to darkwave and mikkey this weekend!

     

    ETA: Weather prediction, please don't change in the next 48 hours:

    7 AM - 43, ESE 5 MPH

    8 AM - 47, ESE 7 MPH

    9 AM - 49, SE 10 MPH

    Brewing Runner


    Cat Disliker

       

       MTA: Oh, and Green Bay is a fun marathon. My mom ran it ten? years ago, the year that it was 27.2 but still had a ton of fun.

      Santa Rosa. Somewhere between the mile 1 and 2 marker. BAA did not accept anyone's "26.2 mile" time as a qualifier. Oh and it happened the year before as well.

       

      https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/6025141-181/santa-rosa-marathon-has-more

      1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

      5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

      10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

      Half: 1:31:19.5* (2019 Mt Charleston Marathon)

      Marathon 3:05:22.9* (2019 Mt Charleston Marathon)

      Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

      *downhill course with 5,126 ft net drop and 30F temp change. 

       

      2019 Goal: Get into the 4/19/21 marathon

       

      darkwave


      Mother of Cats

         

        I wasn't running it, so it's not my problem. (frantically knock on wood to avoid the bad karma, which means it's probably too late.)

         

        Best of luck to darkwave and mikkey this weekend!

         

        ETA: Weather prediction, please don't change in the next 48 hours:

        7 AM - 43, ESE 5 MPH

        8 AM - 47, ESE 7 MPH

        9 AM - 49, SE 10 MPH

         

        Good luck to you as well - that weather is looking really nice.

        Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

         

        And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

        slingrunner


          Best of luck to all racers this weekend!

          5k- 18:55 (2018)    10K- 39:04 (2017)    Marathon- 3:00:10 (2018)


          Elite Jogger

             

            Yes - good luck!!!!

             

            I'm racing on Sunday (just a 5K) but I may be able to track your first half before focusing on my race.  London starts at 10 am, right?  That's 5 am my time, which is about when I'll be stretching.

             

            Thanks and good luck to yourself and everyone else racing. It starts at 10:10am this year which is fine with me as it gives me plenty of time to travel up without setting my alarm too early! Women’s elite starts at 9:25am. The temps are looking good but it could get a bit windy...14mph/27mph gusts, but it’s better than Saturdays predicted 40+mph gusts!

            5k - 17:53 (2019)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:23:18 (2019)   Full - 2:50:43 (2019)

            JTReeves


              Mikkey: Best of luck Sunday! You've got that gold goal in you, just go for it! 5AM is too early for me on a Sunday morning  so I will leave tracking duties to someone else. Looks like it will be an epic race for both the men's and women's elites. London seems to attract the best elite fields of all the majors.

               

              Captain: Good luck tomorrow! That weather forecast looks great, I'm jealous!

               

              Swim: Good luck in the half, enjoy that sea level O

               

              DW: Good luck in your 5k.

               

              Kram (if you're lurking...): Good luck in Toledo.

              5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

              Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

              JMac11


                JT - as a huge pro runner fan, I cannot believe you aren't getting up early to watch this. The men's side has the current WR holder and it still won't be the premier side of the race!

                5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                 

                Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

                Nimmals


                  Mikey  Good luck mate. Just go with the flow. I know you had a few setbacks but it can still be a stellar race so go confidently and have fun. Run beautifully.

                   

                  Swim Good luck in the half.  Run beautifully.

                   

                  DarkWave Good luck. Looks last week was full of great workouts, you're poised for a great race. Run beautifully, results will show.

                  JTReeves


                    JT - as a huge pro runner fan, I cannot believe you aren't getting up early to watch this. The men's side has the current WR holder and it still won't be the premier side of the race!

                     

                    I'm recording it and will watch it as soon as I get up! But sleep is precious and I haven't been getting enough of it lately. I totally agree though that it will be an incredible race. Kipchoge and Keitany if I had to bet, but the fields are loaded so who knows what will happen.

                    5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

                    Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                    M_M_C


                      JT - Are you team Sir Mo or Team Haile?

                      3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

                      JMac11


                        JT - Are you team Sir Mo or Team Haile?

                         

                        I only read some of that, so this is probably not an informed opinion (but it’s the Internet so that’s standard): I’m Team Haile here. Actually was a fan of Mo until this incident. Seems ridiculous.

                        5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                         

                        Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

                        JTReeves


                          JT - Are you team Sir Mo or Team Haile?

                           

                          I haven't read that story in detail but I have been a huge Geb fan since the early 90s when he was a junior. I loved the races between him and Tergat. Both complete gentlemen and good sports. Geb had an incredible career; WRs from 1500m indoors up to the marathon, 27 in all I believe. Not a huge Mo fan, I always disliked his sit and kick strategy. But it certainly worked for him. I like races to be BTTW efforts but they are less and less of that in championship races in recent years.

                          5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

                          Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                          darkwave


                          Mother of Cats

                            Mikkey - do you have a bib #?  If it's in the thread, I missed it.

                            Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                             

                            And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.


                            Elite Jogger

                              Mikkey - do you have a bib #?  If it's in the thread, I missed it.

                               

                              #30320 👍

                               

                              Slammin - Thanks, I’m looking forward to it and will give it my best shot....but with a 195spm cadence, it might be a challenge to run beautifully!

                               

                              Kipchoge is the clear bookies favourite and wants to break the London record. But Mo has improved and is in it to win it and will have big home crowd support. I’m going with Mo. 😁

                              5k - 17:53 (2019)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:23:18 (2019)   Full - 2:50:43 (2019)

                              darkwave


                              Mother of Cats

                                THanks!

                                 

                                BTW, can I just say I love Slammin's expression of "run beautifully"?  It captures so many different things - the importance of running relaxed, with confidence, and also enjoying the effort.

                                Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                                 

                                And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.