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My first marathon (Read 968 times)

    Smile Boy am I pleased with myself. Today I ran my first ever marathon and *smashed* my target time. I've been building up the miles for 5&1/2 months and in my weekend long runs I managed just under 5:00min/km (8:00min/mile) so I set myself a target of 3h:30min for the real thing. I underestimated the adrenalin impact of the day and managed a final time of 3h:10min:31sec (4:31min/km - 7:16min/mile). Not bad for 45 yrs old even if if I say so myself! Right now the aches in my hamstrings and quads make me a bit uncertain about wanting to do it again, but I'm hooked on running. It feels good to be fit, keeps the weight down, and gives me a zing in the morning.

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      Wow! That is spectacular. The aches and soreness will go away. Congratulations. Do you have a race report? I'd love to see your mile/km splits if you have them.


      Dave

        Congratulations, Ian. That is fantastic!! Shocked Race reports for that kind of a debut are mandatory.

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          WOW! That is amazing!
          Teresadfp


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            Congratulations, you're fast! I bet you'll be signing up for another marathon before long! Big grin
              first marathon at 45 and you ran 3:10 , wow is just too small a word. Tip of the hat to you man great work!!

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                I underestimated the adrenalin impact of the day and managed a final time of 3h:10min:31sec (4:31min/km - 7:16min/mile). Not bad for 45 yrs old even if if I say so myself!
                Congratulations on your first BQ!

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                  Congratulations on your first BQ!
                  No kidding...how cool is that!?! NICE work, Ian! Big grin

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                    Well you've answered that question with a resounding YES. You have every reason to be pleased with yourself after a truly impressive debut. Congrats Ian!

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                      Not bad would be an understatement. Congratulations!

                      Rick
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                        Wow. Thanks for the congratulations. Now I feel even better. I few commenters have requested some splits so here goes. I tried to record my rate at each km mark, but a few were missing, or I missed them. I suspect that a few of the markers were a bit out of position too as some of the adjacent km sections had wildly alternating split times. I've also done a rough and ready interpolation to equivalent mile splits for those of you who are not "metricated". I'm glad my watch has the ability to record multiple split times as it helped a lot to know just what I was doing during the run, and in looking at it all later. Basically I started off with too much gusto, settled in to a fairly stable rate for the middle of the race and faded in the last 10km. What I did record was: km min/km 0 - 2 : 04:10 2 - 3 : 04:05 3 - 6 : 04:16 6 - 7 : 04:12 7 - 8 : 04:27 8 - 11 : 04:29 11 - 12 : 04:21 12 - 16 : 04:30 16 - 17 : 04:15 17 - 18 : 04:18 18 - 19 : 04:18 19 - 20 : 04:34 20 - 21 : 04:27 21 - 23 : 04:21 23 - 24 : 04:36 24 - 26 : 04:24 26 - 27 : 04:30 27 - 28 : 04:21 28 - 30 : 04:29 30 - 32 : 04:41 32 - 33 : 04:50 33 - 34 : 04:18 34 - 35 : 05:01 35 - 36 : 04:38 36 - 37 : 04:56 37 - 38 : 04:46 38 - 39 : 05:25 39 - 40 : 04:55 40 - end : 04:56 mile min/mile 0 - 1 : 06:43 1 - 2 : 06:37 2 - 3 : 06:59 3 - 4 : 06:46 4 - 5 : 07:01 5 - 6 : 07:28 6 - 7 : 06:58 7 - 10 : 07:12 10 - 11 : 06:54 11 - 12 : 06:54 12 - 13 : 07:19 13 - 14 : 07:00 14 - 15 : 07:15 15 - 16 : 07:06 16 - 17 : 07:10 17 - 18 : 07:01 18 - 19 : 07:16 19 - 20 : 07:39 20 - 21 : 07:32 21 - 22 : 07:36 22 - 23 : 07:50 23 - 24 : 07:29 24 - 25 : 08:36 25 - end : 08:02

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                        My legs are killing me

                          Outstanding! Great job.
                          nkeliher


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                            Wow, that is a killer time, a BQ for people 20 years younger (25 years if you take off 31 seconds). I can't imagine running upside-down for that long - you Kiwis are impressive.
                              Wow! That's amazing!!! Congrats, Ian!

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