2020 Marathon Training Thread (Read 496 times)

DavePNW


    I'm wondering if they lower the NYC times back to where they used to be with the way times are improving.

     

     

    What did they used to be? The google is failing me.

    Dave

    pepperjack


    pie man

                 2014     2015       2014        2015

      18-35**  2:45:00  2:53:00  1:19:00  1:21:00

      35-39**  2:45:00  2:55:00  1:19:00  1:23:00

      40-44     2:50:00   2:58:00   1:23:00  1:25:00

      45-49     2:58:00   3:05:00   1:25:00  1:28:00

      50-54    3:06:00   3:14:00    1:29:00  1:32:00

      55-59    3:14:00   3:23:00   1:33:00   1:36:00

      60-64    3:24:00   3:34:00   1:40:00   1:41:00

      65-69   3:35:00   3:45:00   1:45:00   1:46:00

      70-74   4:00:00   4:10:00   1:50:00   1:57:00

      75-79   4:20:00   4:30:00   2:00:00   2:07:00

      80+      4:50:00   4:55:00   2:15:00   2:15:00

       

      sorry about the formatting.  at the time adding the 35-39 group was the biggest deal.

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      pepperjack


      pie man

        women's pulled from the wayback machine.

         

        18-39

        3:10:00

        1:30:00

        40-44

        3:25:00

        1:37:00

        45-49

        3:35:00

        1:42:00

        50-54

        3:49:00

        1:49:00

        55-59

        3:52:00

        1:54:00

        60-64

        4:10:00

        2:00:00

        65-69

        4:26:00

        2:10:00

        70-74

        5:10:00

        2:20:00

        75-79

        5:40:00

        2:30:00

        80+

        6:30:00

        2:45:00

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        Brewing Runner


        3:56 marathoner at heart

          I didn't realize you could qualify for NYC with a half. My qualifying time appears to be 1:25:00... I am racing a fast half in March in the Varpoflies and my current PR is 1:28:12... *gears churning* ... Maybe I'll target 1:24:59...

           

          Checkers baby.

           

          See the source image

           

          PJ They actually made it SLOWER to get in? wow. I'm impressed. Must have been a rough few years for marathon applicants in the 35-39 range.

          1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

          5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

          10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

          Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

          Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

          Annual Miles 2,121 miles

          *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

           

          2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

          Andres1045


            Running matters, when I have friends that can't run. They too go into depths of despair. I for one get the meaning running adds to your life. I just limit it to a certain distance and time and right now that's 31 miles or 4 hours. When I cant run I'm often relieved and most worried about how fat will I get and how long it will take to get back in shape. But I enjoy the longer sleeps and carefree weekends when I'm injured because I know its a temporary reprieve. Injuries heal and we get back to what we love.

             

            Catch me outside running...

            I totally can understand the effect not running can have on people, even if it's more extreme than what I experience. For me, running most morning is really my one totally alone, unplugged moment. It's usually just me and my thoughts; the time where most of my best ideas come from. I really think I'd be less successful professionally if I didn't get that ~5 times per week (I try to run most days, but usually 2 days a week I'm running with other people, which I like a lot too). I wouldn't get that experience working out in a gym, or playing soccer. It's also why I often end up running the same route(s) so often. I really like to just check out on some of my runs and go on auto pilot.

            Upcoming races: Madrid (half) April 2020

            JMac11


            Taper Czar

               For me, running most morning is really my one totally alone, unplugged moment. It's usually just me and my thoughts; the time where most of my best ideas come from. I really think I'd be less successful professionally if I didn't get that ~5 times per week 

               

              I cannot tell you the number of times I've said at my job "oh I was thinking about this on my run this morning..." There's a reason why some people have thoughts in the shower, because you're so checked out. Running is the same, but just obviously much more time so you can get some really good stuff there.

              5K: 16:51 (8/19)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

               

              Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

              Marky_Mark_17


                I totally can understand the effect not running can have on people, even if it's more extreme than what I experience. For me, running most morning is really my one totally alone, unplugged moment. It's usually just me and my thoughts; the time where most of my best ideas come from. I really think I'd be less successful professionally if I didn't get that ~5 times per week (I try to run most days, but usually 2 days a week I'm running with other people, which I like a lot too). I wouldn't get that experience working out in a gym, or playing soccer. It's also why I often end up running the same route(s) so often. I really like to just check out on some of my runs and go on auto pilot.

                 

                This!

                 

                Running is such a great mental refresher and like both you and JMac, I often have some really good ideas and thoughts when running.  And then sometimes I don't think at all and just enjoy the fresh air and the sounds around me.

                5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) 

                HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

                Last race: NZ 10,000m Champs, 21 March, 32:34 (PB) 

                Up next: Mt. Maunganui Half Marathon, 29 Aug; Rotorua Marathon, 26 Sept

                "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                DavePNW


                  I'm wondering if they lower the NYC times back to where they used to be with the way times are improving.

                   

                   

                  Thanks for posting. I finally time-qualified for 2020 via aging up, although wasn’t planning on doing it this year (and anyway looks like I would’ve been shut out if I tried). But I would like to run it at some point, and if they revert to the old times I’m in trouble.

                  Dave

                  CommanderKeen


                  Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                    Max is back!


                    Brew - Mt. Marathon is also on my bucket list (as is Crow Pass Crossing, but that's another story). Let me know if you're planning on making a trip up there to do that one.


                    Andres - I'm another that likes to check out on runs. There have been several times when I start off on a run, then the next thing I know it's 10+ miles later and I'm back at the house with no memories of what happened in between.

                    5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                     

                    Upcoming Races:

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                    Brewing Runner


                    3:56 marathoner at heart

                       

                      Thanks for posting. I finally time-qualified for 2020 via aging up, although wasn’t planning on doing it this year (and anyway looks like I would’ve been shut out if I tried). But I would like to run it at some point, and if they revert to the old times I’m in trouble.

                       

                      DO IT! IF you're going to get in why not apply and see how it goes? Maybe I should apply for the lottery.

                       

                      Keen I was strictly forbidden from doing it prior to my wedding. Mother in law wouldn't have it. I didn't understand the problem. I had my essay as to why I should get in all lined up too. Mostly centered around "I don't deserve to run this. I'm not special. It's just a won and dun run fer fun." I was kinda drunk when I wrote it too.

                      1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                      5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                      10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                      Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                      Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                      Annual Miles 2,121 miles

                      *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                       

                      2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

                      pepperjack


                      pie man

                         

                        Thanks for posting. I finally time-qualified for 2020 via aging up, although wasn’t planning on doing it this year (and anyway looks like I would’ve been shut out if I tried). But I would like to run it at some point, and if they revert to the old times I’m in trouble.

                         

                        100% speculation on my part, of course.

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                        OMR


                          max: It’s been a while.  Run any long races lately...you know, like half marathons, or maybe even marathons???  That Dragon’s Back thing you did last year sounds just a little bit crazy.  ;-)

                           10/4:  Twin Cities Marathon

                          CommanderKeen


                          Aspiring Hobby Jogger

                            OMR - Good luck tomorrow. Let us know if you find a drone during one of the river crossings.

                            5k: 18:25 10/19 (solo track TT) │ 10k: 38:56 4/18 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

                             

                            Upcoming Races:

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                            OMR


                              OMR - Good luck tomorrow. Let us know if you find a drone during one of the river crossings.

                               

                              Thanks!  And I saw that video, and if I find the drone, I'm stuffing it in my pack and hauling it out of there! ;-)

                               10/4:  Twin Cities Marathon

                              AceHarris


                                I totally can understand the effect not running can have on people, even if it's more extreme than what I experience. For me, running most morning is really my one totally alone, unplugged moment. It's usually just me and my thoughts; the time where most of my best ideas come from. I really think I'd be less successful professionally if I didn't get that ~5 times per week (I try to run most days, but usually 2 days a week I'm running with other people, which I like a lot too). I wouldn't get that experience working out in a gym, or playing soccer. It's also why I often end up running the same route(s) so often. I really like to just check out on some of my runs and go on auto pilot.

                                 

                                I feel this way too. Just hearing your feet on the pavement in the early morning is wonderful. Really seems like my clearest moments happen then. Partially because I have three kids under 6 y/o, but also because people, phones, and TV are quite distracting for me. People think I'm nuts to run at 5am or earlier, but it can be quite wonderful (if rested). I do have to be careful about autopilot, though. One time I nearly ran right into an oncoming runner because I was "in the zone". Maybe they were too.

                                 

                                Max: good to hear from you. What's next?

                                 

                                I guess while I'm here I'll update on training. Finally back from the calf strain. Back up to 100% mileage and quality sessions are coming along. Signed up for a half on 3/8. Really just want to stay health to make to the start line in Hopkinton.

                                Road Mile: 5:19 (2017), 5k: 18:10 (2017), 10k: 37:10 (2020), HM: 1:21:55 (2020), M: 2:57:18 (2018)