2018 Chicago Marathon (Read 269 times)

DavePNW


     

    Ooh, seeing that course does make me want to do Chicago in the future.  I don't want to do it if it's in the 80s.  60s, you bet.

     

    Agree with all this.

    Dave

    Brewing Runner


    Cat Disliker

      I just set up my Garmin data screens. Elapsed Time and heart rate. Elapsed time because if I accidentally stop the timer instead of hit the lap button I'll have my total running time. Heart rate because I have always used it and know where I'm usually at for marathons and what heart rate is not going to last for long. It's also kind of a security blanked since I don't have GPS.

       

      Pace band printed. I also plan to grab a tattoo, and some Gatorade Gels, at the Expo. Additionally I'm planning on sticking with the pacer with the dream he/she/they is/are targeting a 3:04:59 and not a 3:05Tight lippedx.

      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

       

        I just set up my Garmin data screens. Elapsed Time and heart rate. Elapsed time because if I accidentally stop the timer instead of hit the lap button I'll have my total running time. Heart rate because I have always used it and know where I'm usually at for marathons and what heart rate is not going to last for long. It's also kind of a security blanked since I don't have GPS.

         

        Pace band printed. I also plan to grab a tattoo, and some Gatorade Gels, at the Expo. Additionally I'm planning on sticking with the pacer with the dream he/she/they is/are targeting a 3:04:59 and not a 3:05Tight lippedx.

         

        Best of luck!

        Arvind Balaraman


          weather has got me worried


          Interval Junkie --Nobby

            weather has got me worried

             

            Welcome to Chicago!

            2016 Goals: Lose the 10lbs I gained for not having goals

            JoeTracy


              Hi!

               

              We're looking for people who want to run the 2018 NYC Marathon but do not have a bib. On 10/12/18, Jimmy Kimmel Live is hosting a contest in New York where the winner gets a bib for the 2018 NYC Marathon! If anyone is interested, please email me at:

               

              Joseph.M.Tracy.-ND@abc.com

               

              Submissions are due by Monday October 8th at 9:00AM.

               

              Please help spread the word!

               

              Thanks,

               

              Joe

              LedLincoln


                 Yeah, the pace band seems like unnecessary complication. Maybe it depends on your personality but it feels too restrictive to me like I might give up if things aren't working out. Keeping an eye on a pacer for the first 15-16 to slow me down and keep me in control and then picking it up from there has worked well. The best advice I ever read was to not expend any unnecessary energy in the first 15 miles. If I feel myself tensing up, feeling anxious, wondering about pace, going around too many people etc, I let it go as using too much energy. Then, start the race after that. The pacer helps with the not using too much energy thing.. let them do that work. I don't typically run with people so by mile 15 I'm usually ready to let them go and speed up a little ahead. Whatever works for you I guess.

                 

                I ran across this approach in a very old race report:

                 

                went back to chanting: 7:45 (mile 1), 37:47 (5), 1:15:34 (10), 1:53 (15), 2:31 (20), 3:01(24), 3:17:59 (26.2)-----I try to drill the desired splits into memory so I worry less about each mile and break the race into segments.

                 

                Wow, never though of that.

                 

                [The blockquote link doesn't work, so here's the entire RR:  https://www.runningahead.com/groups/MastRun/Forum/be98addac4a147378019ac28b66592ca]

                Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
                - Mark Twain

                   

                  I ran across this approach in a very old race report:

                   

                   

                  Wow, never though of that.

                   

                  [The blockquote link doesn't work, so here's the entire RR:  https://www.runningahead.com/groups/MastRun/Forum/be98addac4a147378019ac28b66592ca]

                   

                  Jeepers. That doesn't seem fun.