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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: Base building till August
Oct 1st - World Half Marathon Champs in Riga - Latvia - sub 1:21:59 PR
Dec 3rd - Valencia Marathon - sub 2:59
April 2024 - Porto Eco Trail - Finish the damn thing.
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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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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
Selwyn Marathon June 4, 2023
Hagley Park Run July 1 and August 12, 2023 (threshold Check ins)
Canterbury Road Running Champs 10km August 26, 2023
Run Prix Half Marathon (Melbourne) September 24, 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. 👍