2019 Sub 3 hour marathon thread (Read 397 times)

JTReeves


    I agree about the Maurten gels; I ordered a box and tried them on my LR last weekend and really liked them. None of the sticky/syrupy mess of GUs and go down really easily. I'll probably carry 4 of these for my race as well.

    5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

    Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

    finbad


      Actually, I think I've found the perfect pacer

      https://www.strava.com/activities/289250392

      This guy is my hero, I can feel how fun it would be to finish like that.

       

      Anyway, back to prodding my knee/toe/sternum etc and thinking 'does that feel weird?'

       

      How you feeling for your 15k MMC?

      Upcoming; 3rd May Scottish 5k champs, 9th May Helensburgh 10k, 16th May Dumbarton 10k, 24th May Monument mile, 26th May Shettleston 10k, 1st June Killearn trail 10, 2nd June Milngavie trail race, 16th June 7 hills of Edinburgh, 12th October TAMA half marathon, 27th October Leeds Abbey dash 10k

      M_M_C


        Was feeling good about it until I saw the course preview... looks tough https://vimeo.com/324857911

        3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

        JMac11


          Anyway, back to prodding my knee/toe/sternum etc and thinking 'does that feel weird?'

           

           

          Had that same issue with my hip last night and immediately said to myself "stop it"

          5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

           

          Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

          weatherboy80


            Actually, I think I've found the perfect pacer

            https://www.strava.com/activities/289250392

            This guy is my hero, I can feel how fun it would be to finish like that.

             

            Anyway, back to prodding my knee/toe/sternum etc and thinking 'does that feel weird?'

             

            How you feeling for your 15k MMC?

             

            Holy crap what a way to hammer those last 5-6 miles!!  That is something I have never even remotely been close to doing, but my guess is he was in much better shape than even this overall time shows.  The uphill's, mile 21 (heartbreak hill), and even 25 were just nuts!  Keep in mind that 2015 had a subtle, but pesky headwind as well.

             

            And check out his pace in those first few miles ...  that is how you do it!

             

            MMC - that looks like a very tough 15K course, especially by my flat standards.  Should be exactly what you need as a Boston tune-up though.

            5K: 16:44 (11/18)  |  10K: 36:09 (2/18)  |  HM: 1:17:15 (12/18)  |  FM: 2:48:58 (1/18)

            JMac11


              I definitely think that guy was in better shape than he thought. He ran a 2:33 at NYC last year, probably didn't even know how to pace it when he ran Boston a few years ago.

               

              MMC - that course does look challenging, but as Weather said, it's a perfect course to practice for Boston. Good luck to you and Fin this weekend!

              5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

               

              Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

              M_M_C


                Impulse bought a Garmin Forerunner 235 yesterday, so I decided to get on Strava https://www.strava.com/athletes/cishx

                3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

                JMac11


                  Welcome to Strava! You'll find a way to follow us all through our weekly log Strava links, although when you see a bunch of random requests, you'll know it's us too.

                  5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                   

                  Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

                  darkwave


                  Mother of Cats

                    Confession - if I don't know who the person is (and regularly encountering them on this forum does count as "know" for my purposes), then I don't accept the Strava.

                     

                    So... if you're a regular participant on Running Ahead and have sent me a follow that I've ignored, it's likely because I didn't know it was you.  So just shoot me a message here, and I'll confirm you on Strava.

                     

                    BTW, I'm assuming it's not hard to figure out my handle on Strava… Big grin

                    Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.

                     

                    And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

                    JMac11


                      JT - I know all the focus has been on the Boston runners, but no more! You've been too quiet about your own goals, how you're feeling, etc. Open up about this cycle!

                      5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                       

                      Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19) 

                      finbad


                        MMC - that does look to be a fairly tricky course. Still, nobody ever asks you your 15k PR so just race it for training.

                        Upcoming; 3rd May Scottish 5k champs, 9th May Helensburgh 10k, 16th May Dumbarton 10k, 24th May Monument mile, 26th May Shettleston 10k, 1st June Killearn trail 10, 2nd June Milngavie trail race, 16th June 7 hills of Edinburgh, 12th October TAMA half marathon, 27th October Leeds Abbey dash 10k

                        JTReeves


                          JT - I know all the focus has been on the Boston runners, but no more! You've been too quiet about your own goals, how you're feeling, etc. Open up about this cycle!

                           

                          Hey thanks for asking JMac! The goal is still sub 2:50 for me. I'm not sure I'm in significantly better shape than I was last October when I ran my PR, but a couple of workouts this cycle have indicated might be a bit better. Plus, the Athens course is very flat, which for me should be a big advantage as I suck on hills. Add in the VF magic and hopefully it is enough for 2-3 minutes faster. As you guys have been discussing, however, the weather will be the big wild card. My last 2 marathons have been soakers; rain from start to finish; hoping for a dry one but I guess above all I want the temp to be cool, wet or dry.

                           

                          I've been worried all week about catching my wife's cold, but so far so good, and she is way better today.

                           

                          I'm doing a 10k tomorrow which will be BTTW and my last really hard workout till race day.

                           

                          Good luck MMC (that is a tough course indeed) and Fin this weekend!

                          5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

                          Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                          M_M_C


                            What is Fin racing? I don't see it on the board

                            3K: 8:29.12 (2017)     5K: 14:56.59 (2016)     8K: 25:27 (2016)     15K: 54:46.2 (2019)     FM: 2:58:48 (2019)

                            JTReeves


                              What is Fin racing? I don't see it on the board

                               

                              It's in his signature line; a 10 miler.

                              5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

                              Up next: Erie Marathon (Sept. 8)

                              JMac11


                                Great to hear JT. Looks like we got a bunch of racers this weekend!

                                 

                                Good luck to JT, Fin, MMC, and anyone else I missed!

                                5K: 17:51 (5/18)  |  10K: 35:59 (3/19)  |  HM: 1:16:21 (3/19)  |  FM: 2:44:43 (4/19) 

                                 

                                Next Race: Brooklyn Half (5/18/19)