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Cal through 35K in 2h28, exactly the same 4:13/km pace, laser focus!
Estimated finish time is 2:58:32.
PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:53 2023 - 10K 37:55 2023 - HM 1:21:59 2021
Up next: April 8th - 20.8K Eco Trail Porto (https://porto.ecotrail.com/en/race-ecotrail-porto/20km)
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Go Cal! I think listening to his metronome music is working out great for him 😊
Unreal,only 1.5m left
5k 17:35,10k 36:43,10m 61:55,HM 1:24:03,Full 3:07:39
The man is insane. GET IT DONE
5K: 16:37 (11/20) | 10K: 34:49 (10/19) | HM: 1:14:57 (5/22) | FM: 2:36:31 (12/19)
Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)
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CalBears is a beast.
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.
Through 40k in 2h49, estimated 2:58:42, he should cross the finish line in about 3 minutes. What a beast!
1st 10k 6:40 pace(downhill)
2nd 10k 6:45
Every other 10k was 6:47 or 6:48,absolute masterclass.
What a beast!
I swear to you, I'm sitting in my car tracking and I saw him finish and literally said out loud "oh my God what a beast."
Okay I'm done listening to this man's sob stories about why he's not going to run well anymore. I fell for it again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
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He’s done exactly what I predicted. The man, the legend, has done it again
5km: 18:53 12/22 │ 10km: 40:49 2/22 │ HM: 1:27:32* 5/22 │ M: 3:35:02 10/22
*Net Downhill. Flat course PR: 1:29:25 6/16
Christchurch Marathon April 16, 2023
Cal is old school and tough as old boots…he doesn’t need 8 days to get used to an 8 hour time difference and he can drink 1.5 litres of beer 2 days before a marathon.
He didn’t look in the slightest bit jet lagged when I met him on Friday…so take what he says online with a large grain of salt.
5k - 17:53 (4/19) 10k - 37:53 (11/18) Half - 1:23:18 (4/19) Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)
Legendary! He'll probably tell us he's pissed caused he missed a moose mug by 20 seconds (did he?)
Legendary indeed! This man will continue to run sub 3:00 well into his sixties. Congrats Cal!
Thanks all. Couldn’t really have been a bigger disaster. Started feeling cramp and almost pulled out at 27km when I saw my mate because I knew what was about to happen. But I shuffled home, with about 5 stops for excruciating cramp. Energy felt fine, I just couldn’t move my legs without cramp. Absolutely gutted. I’m having beers now
Well it could if you’d taken my advice to go out at 3:10 pace! I hope the experience hasn’t put you off marathons and you go for another one once the dust settles. 👍