3:20 Thrusts into RunningAhead in 2012 (Read 940 times)

Better I Leave

    And elevation. Woof. I run at sea level, so put me more than 1,000 ft in elevation and I'm toast.

     Ya know, it's surprising how many don't take that into consideration when training. When I trained for the 2011 Tough Mudder at Squaw Valley, I knew the 13 mile course started at over 6,000ft and "topped out" at over 9,000ft, therefore I ran trails up here all above 8,000ft. It paid of in spades. I aced the challenged whereas I saw many participants already "fading" within the first 3 miles.

    Better I Leave

      ...Oh, and balls.

       Schweddy balls. **grin**

      Sir Diggby

      Master of My Domain

        Not sure if I like the new car smell?

        You look so absurd, you look so obscene...


          What about ass?

          m: 2:55:04 | 10k: 37:14 | 50mile: 9:35

          Jim E

            What about ass?

             Wow, you can say ass, and balls, and... other things over here? Someone tell GIM.

              Not only can you say ass...


                5 @ 7:50. Half at 8:10 into the wind and half at 7:35 coming back. 61, 42, 20 for the past three weeks -- a totally wasted taper. Made up my mind to run CIM with a smile on my face. There is definitely an impossibly small chance that the weather will break for three hours and I will run a real race.


                One last thing. I'm up to 9986 miles in the past four years, so I'll crack 10K just after the half. Cool.

                m: 2:55:04 | 10k: 37:14 | 50mile: 9:35

                  There is definitely an impossibly small chance that the weather will break for three hours and I will run a real race.


                  Yes there is. I hemmed and hawed before switching to Tuscon. Taper is now too long, and it's costing a ton extra too.


                  Actually the wind at this point looks almost more like a crosswind than a headwind, at least for most of the race.


                  Sir Mix a Lot

                    If I'm not mistaken Tucson is tops on GMaclin's spreadsheet for speediest marathons


                    Stig - how's the taper going


                    FB - taper is never wasted, never


                    SRL   - to answer you question 3:20 is less relevant to newcomers than it used to be but to us oldtimers it's more than just a goal time, it's the common thread that brought us all together.... (ok that sounded kind of sappy so strike that)


                    Super rare double for me today, 5.3 and then 6.2

                    Strict WTF adherent

                      Also, it's a dry altitude.

                        3:20 is the time that is most dialed into my legs and my brain -- it was my BQ time for 5 years, and whenever I ran a non-goal race it was nice to have a BQ as a target, and convenient because it equated to a moderately hard training run.


                        Then my BQ time changed to 3:30, then 3:25, and now 3:20 doesn't mean anything... but I still find myself using it as a reference mark in casual marathons. I think the mile splits are hardwired in my brain by now. 7:40 first half, 7:35 second half, makes the math easy.


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                          Just thought Id pop in and say "Hi" just incase this whole moving thing takes off


                            Come on Tonz. You can do it.


                            You even get a signature.

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                              This should get R2H in here....

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