1st Marathon and your Marathon PR? (Read 357 times)

In it for the long run..

    3:48  1978

    3:08   1981

    "It's not who wins the workout..."

    Are we there yet?

      2:59:50 before chip timing existed, estimated I lost a minute at the start

      2:54:56 lost less than 10 seconds at that one

      2016 Goals: Exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race, run more trail races (2 currently scheduled)

      Finally PRed!!!

        4:47:59 2002

        3:47:04 2010

        PRs: 5K: 22:09, 10K:44:55, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:32:09



          In my book 3:59:55 rounds to 3:60 Smile.    I can see why you want to keep the 'seconds'!!


          This is why I truncated my times.  I wanted to keep my PR 2:59:52 below three hours.

          Half Fanatic 12680

            4:27 (Age 25)

            3:57 (Age 53)

            2016 goals: Finish first HIM, 70.3


              4:32 (age 32)

              3:37 (age 39)

              old woman w/hobby




                Have only run 3 and they were all with in the last 16 months.

                I'm pretty sure that I can improve a bit.



                "Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat.  Pretty simple.  Who the hell cares if you like beer.  

                We can't always do the things we like all the time."  --Candice

                Agony of DaFeet



                  Trivia question: The 3:11:00 was in 1994, and I was a 29-yr-old male. Did I miss qualifying for Boston by 1 minute, or by 1 second? (I hear there may have been a 59-second "grace period" or some such ...)

                    4:18 (age 28)

                    2:58 (age 36)

                    The King of Beasts

                      First - 4:11

                      PR - 2:51

                      "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man I have chalked up many a mile. Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, And I've learned much from both of their styles." ~ Jimmy Buffett


                      "I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."”

                      Charles G



                          Damn. You people are inspiring. Good work.




                            After 80+ marathons. Yeah, I've improved a whole 14 minutes.

                              4:39.11    December 26.2012  only marathon

                              I did the 1/2 of that race in maybe 1:50 but had some serious struggling during the last 10 miles

                                5k  = 19.48 10/1/13

                              10k  = 45.28 4/16/13

                              Half Marathon = 1:38.53  Summer Sizzle 7/13/14

                              Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/12  4:39.11

                              Solo O Marathon 06/02/13  3:52:10

                              Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/13 3:40.34

                                ~4:32 in 2001, took about 7 years off, then restarted running.


                                ~3:22 in 2012