2019 Sub 3 hour marathon thread (Read 341 times)

JTReeves


     JT - Thats still a great time in those conditions, how much do waterlogged shoes weigh compared to dry ones??  Also running solo is tough as well (I think anyway). Is there another marathon you could jump into next month?

     

    Good luck Boston folk. 👍

     

    Thanks Mikkey. Good question about the water weight. I reckon the VFs do not retain a lot of water (I have the flyknit model), but it felt like my socks took on a lot of water weight. I was thinking at the start that these conditions would be good for going sockless, but having never done that in training would not have been a great thing to experiment with in a race. The guy who went barefoot at Hartford last fall had the best strategy for a rainy race!

     

    Not sure about jumping into another one; I don't have the quick recovery abilities that guys like you and Madison do. I may look around for something.

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

    Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

    darkwave


    Mother of Cats

      Thanks all for the kind words everyone. DW: I wish I had paced that well; something was obviously wrong with the first checkpoint. I recall it being at the half marathon turnaround, which I think was around 6.5 miles, but even for that distance a pace of 6:57 does not make sense. Not sure what the issue was. But as you can see from my strava, my actual splits were more positive than negative. I knew sub 2:50 was out of the question after the half, so just gave it all I could and let the chips fall where they may. I did catch 4 people in the last 10 miles or so, despite my own slowing down. Third marathon in a row with rain the whole race. Hopefully the next one will be nice and dry!

       

      Best of luck to everyone tomorrow! Looking forward to tracking and watching on TV.

       

      Ah - yes I did see on Strava when you uploaded.

       

      Remind me not to do the next marathon you sign up for, given your weather history.

       

      Does anyone know Slingrunner's or Weather's bib #s?

       

      I have:

      M_M_C: 19:53 (2:47 pace)

      Flyrunner: 21:30 (3:01 pace)

      Finlay: 19:04 (2:40 pace)

      Jayluf: 21:26 (3:00 pace)

      Jmac: 19:28 (2:44 pace)

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      Andres1045


        Weather's bib #s?

         

         

        1575

         

        He's through the 10k at 39:30 (2:46 pace). He started out really nice and easy. From what I'm seeing, the temps are still under 60 (but humidity is very high). While that isn't ideal for most of us, that's better than what he encounters on most of his runs. My guess is he'll destroy the back half of this race.

        Upcoming races:  I dunno.

        Brewing Runner


        Cat Disliker

           

          Does anyone know Slingrunner's or Weather's bib #s?

           

          I have:

          M_M_C: 19:53 (2:47 pace)

          Flyrunner: 21:30 (3:01 pace)

          Finlay: 19:04 (2:40 pace)

          Jayluf: 21:26 (3:00 pace)

          Jmac: 19:28 (2:44 pace)

           

          Sling is 5588 according to my notes.

          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

          Half: 1:34:26 (2016)

          Marathon 3:13:20 (2016)

          Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

           

          2019 Goal: Get into the 4/20/20 marathon

          JTReeves


            Thanks DW for tracking.

             

            A few more to add in:

            Nimmals (318): 10k in 37:57 (2:40 pace)

            Lela (3740): 10k in 41:19 (2:54 pace)

            Sling (5588): 10k in 41:53 (2:56 pace)

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

            Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

            JTReeves


              Looks like Finbad is not messing around. JMac started nice and conservative first 5k and now is cranking it down.

               

              MMC and Weather should be pretty close to each other, wonder if they are running together.

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

              Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

              darkwave


              Mother of Cats

                And....my tracker is failing  *sigh*

                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.

                JTReeves


                  Finlay: Half in 1:20:18

                  JMac: Half in 1:20:44

                  Weather: half n 1:23:03

                  MMC: half in 1:23:54

                  Fly: 20k in 1:24:42

                  Nimalls: half in 1:21:03

                  Sling: 20k in 1:24:06

                  Lela: half in 1:26:36

                   

                  Finbad is holding steady from the start at 6:07-6:08 pace

                  JMac is nicely cranking it down every 5k.

                  Weather holding steady around 6:20

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

                  Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                  Brewing Runner


                  Cat Disliker

                    https://youtu.be/XxpgblZ23WM

                     

                     

                    heartbreak hill live stream. should see some people soon.

                    1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                    5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                    10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                    Half: 1:34:26 (2016)

                    Marathon 3:13:20 (2016)

                    Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

                     

                    2019 Goal: Get into the 4/20/20 marathon

                    darkwave


                    Mother of Cats

                      I'm seeing some good runners start to crater.  I'm guessing humidity is coming into play.

                      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.

                      Swim5599


                        Fauble straight fire 🔥 today.  That kid is so nails.

                        HM: 1/17 1:18:53. FM: 12/18 2:46:04

                        JTReeves


                          Had to step away for a while

                           

                          JMac: 2:44:43; PR, great execution!

                          Weather: 2:49:04, very close to a PR

                          Finlay: 2:51:20

                          Nimmals: 2:48:04

                           

                          Great races by all. Looks like the weather and or course took a toll in the later miles.

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

                          Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                          JTReeves


                            Fly: 2:58:50; as usual, very even pacing from him. 1:29:12 first half, 1:29:38 second

                            MMC: 2:58:48, PR

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

                            Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                            JTReeves


                              Lela: 3:04:40

                              Sling: 3:07:14

                              jayluf: 3:40:44

                               

                              Great job everyone!  Go have a beer now.

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

                              Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                              weatherboy80


                                Thanks for tracking guys.  Cramps and the hills took me out of this fairly early on even though I thought I went out fairly easy for my fitness, but I almost regrouped for a PR and just missed.  Honestly I think I was a bit mentally and perhaps physically over trained going in so I’m going to need a bit a reset.  My hats off to JMac to go sub 2:45 on this course his first time and in these conditions.  Congrats buddy!!

                                 

                                Congrats to all the finishers 🙂

                                5K: 16:44 (11/18)  |  10K: 36:09 (2/18)  |  HM: 1:17:15 (12/18)  |  FM: 2:48:58 (1/18)