>Running 101>What is a realistic Marathon GP?
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I say you can do it, good luck!
I ran my first HM last fall in 2:15, without having developed an adequate (none - not so smart) base. I'm doing a fall marathon and really just focusing on base building (20-25 miles per week) while throwing in very little tempo work right now. I am using a HRM and finally got my ranges set (Karvonen). I'm just curious to thoughts on what is really a realistic marathon GP for me? I respect the 26.2 so my real goal is to finish, but would be great to finish under 4 hours. I will be using the Runner's World Marathon plan starting at the beginning of July and will be running 4 days a week, currently at 3. Appreciate your insight.