>Racing>2019 Sub 3 hour marathon thread
JMac and Boyd are just absolute beasts!
Cal and Brew could have been battling right at the last couple of miles. Both snuck under!
Incredible day for the group!
Upcoming races: Houston Full January 2020
Wow, great running JMac and Nimmals! Waiting to hear some of the other updates.
PR's - 5K - 17:57 (2017) | 10K - 38:06 (2016) | 13.1 1:26:36 (2017) | 26.2 2:58:46 (2017)
2020 Goals - Sub-2:55 Marathon Up Next: US Club Nationals, Boston '20, Broad Street Run
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Wow - some fantastic running out there!
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JMac and Boyd are just absolute beasts!
Yep, and they’ll both be going Sub 2:30 next year. 👍
Big shout out and congrats to Brew Runner on his first Sub 3 which I’m sure he’ll be ecstatic about! See you at Boston 2021. 😁
5k - 17:53 (4/19) 10k - 37:53 (11/18) Half - 1:23:18 (4/19) Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)
Great job by everyone! Very impressive running!
FM: 2:52:16 (2018)
3:56 marathoner at heart
Hasn’t sunk in. I did let out a ‘FUCK YEAH! WITH AUTHORITY!’ when I saw my wife.
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.
Nearly even pacing by almost all of you guys, that is great.
Cal and JMac with slightly negative splits.
Nimmals and Brew with slightly positive.
Brew, congrats on the sub 3 and what is a big PR for you I think!
JMac: with that awesome time it gets lost a bit that you chopped something like 8 minutes off your PR!!! That's incredible.
Nimmals: What a race, congrats! I will get pissed if it turns out you made a potty stop though... Saw that you got 2nd in your AG which is huge at a race as big as this.
Cal: great execution in getting the sub 3! I'm curious to hear how it went and if you had any interactions with Brew during the race...
Wow what a day, congrats everyone!
3K: 8:29.12 (2017) 5K: 14:56.59 (2016) 8K: 25:27 (2016) 15K: 54:46.2 (2019) FM: 2:58:48 (2019)
Congrats everyone. Sounds like an epic day all around. Can't wait to hear more!
5K: 16:44 (11/18) | 10K: 34:30 (11/19) | HM: 1:15:53 (12/19) | FM: 2:40:30 (1/20)
nice job by all! Very impressive racing today!
1m 5:38 (2018)
5k 19:59 (2019)
HM 1:33:56 (2018)
FM 3:23:07 (2018)
Thanks everyone! I’m probably the most proud of how I paced this race. I was joining groups and abandoning them as needed, and really made sure to try to keep things in the 5:55-6:00 pace the whole time. I can’t believe I negative split the race. I knew things were going to be okay once I hit mile 21 and I didn’t feel anything like I did at Boston, where I wanted to punch every cheering person in the face for the final 5 miles. I had to work really hard those last couple of miles to keep pace, and especially to stop my stomach from turning on me, but I got it done.
I got to meet cal and brew in the beer garden, which was also great. We made sure to talk some shit about Mikkey at Boston and how he has no chance . I looked everywhere for nimmals at the start and end but couldn’t find him. He ran a great race and I’m looking forward to hearing the details of his race.
I’m off to TX for a work event, but I’ll write up a full race report within the next week.
Oh and weather - you’ve been hitting the exact same paces as me and running similar workouts. I think I just set your bogey
5K: 16:51 (8/19) | 10K: 34:49 (10/19) | HM: 1:16:05 (10/19) | FM: 2:36:31 (12/19)
Next Race: Cupid's Chase 5K (2/8/20)
Negative splitting sounds horrible. I like being POSITIVE with my races. You should try it jmac. The Athlinks results show a prettier pacing execution for my race than the app. I’m positive by less than a minute. Also missed sub 2:59 by a few seconds because I’m all about that sandbag lifestyle.
Is there a way I’m supposed to act at races now that I’m a sub 3 marathoner?
I must break you
Yessss.... Now you have to prove your sub 3 eligibility every time you run a marathon...
Full - 2:48:35 / 2:51:17 (12/15 - 12/14 - CIM) *
2:50:56 / 2:51:36 (04/14 - 04/16 - Boston) **
2:53:02 (03/14 - Los Angeles) ***
2:53:58 (10/13 - Chicago) ****
* - CIM course is not approved by Mikkey
** - downhill courses are not approved by Mikkey
*** - California courses are not approved by Mikkey
**** - flat, totally fine - approved by Mikkey
Great job guys - after so much worrying about weather, we had it almost right I think. Congratulations to everybody - I think everybody hit their goals?
JTR - I actually spotted Brew around mile 8 - apparently I was ahead of him before that - but only interacted for a half mile around mile 11 - Brew talks to everybody and I saw he actually was cheering some spectators. We talked about crazy sub 3 pacers and then exchanged some thoughts about how it is not even a half a distance. After that he left me in the dust and I never saw him again Actually after that conversation I had major struggles with pace - my avg pace went from 6:97 to 6:52. The whole experience was pretty good during first six miles and then my pace steadily started to hit 6:55-7:00 range. I just targeted to have avg 6:52 pace by mile 23 and then I knew from experience that if I have sub 3 in me I could just put my effort to 110% and get the pace down to get that sub 3. Basically that is exactly what happened - good sign was that my hamstrings were totally fine comparing to last year and I just tried to push myself to the max until the end. Very excited with the result.
Met JMac and Brew at the finish which was obviously great as it's always awesome to connect virtual image to real person. Both guys were elated - just showed it in different way - JMac was extremely relaxed and Brew sweared a lot No I do not remember talking a lot of sh*t about Mikkey - because he of course has a chance like each of us (but we understand it's just a theoretical chance) - we only talked it would be great for Mikkey to run CIM and see how "easy" and "downhill" it is
Now the goal is to continue training throughout the year to get to the next level based on this cycle.
Thanks everyone. Yes, I obviously wanted a faster race but I'm happy with a 4 minute PR. I was with one of my athletes and she had to abandon the race so I picked up her bag and left right after I finished.Sorry I missed every one. Great job JMac, Swim, Brew, Jayluf and Cals,
So I was thinking about the negative vs positive splits. I think to each his own that's a great way to run but when I used to run that way I always felt like I had a lot left and question the results like what if I had been more aggressive earlier. I use to finish races with 5:31 last miles even today my fastest mile was my last. On a course like Boston I prefer to front load the race so that when it gets flat or hilly I have a buffer.