>Racing>Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon
Right on Hereford...
My worry has been though that I have been aided too much by my anaerobic system, which is why I have relatively quick times for the shorter distances. I am not as confident that the anaerobic system will help me nearly as much for the marathon...
I may post a fuller report elsewhere but the brief report for the sub-3 group is that I had a good day at the inaugural Channel Islands Harbor half marathon: 1:25:41, a new pr by over 3 minutes, and a good shot of confidence for a sub-3 in a year's time.
Looking forward to hearing how Jim and Ken did.
kevinyoder - undecided "ringer"
I may be a "ringer" (not sure I agree), but I'm no longer undecided.
11/29 Northern Central Trail Marathon in Sparks, MD
I was really disappointed in my 1:24:48 1/2m at the Maymont xc festival on 9/27 because it was over 2 minutes slower than last year. But then I realized that I rested the 2 days before the race last year and just trained right through it this year. At least that's my excuse.
Wow! Just Wow.
One question for you about your taper (and for others, as well)...
I noticed that you appeared to cut out all speed work in the last taper week before your half. Do you find that that strategy works better for you than including a little bit of speed for "sharpening" the last week? Just curious how others handle the taper for a half marathon.
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017