1st Marathon and your Marathon PR? (Read 357 times)


day after day sameness

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    I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...

      First marathon training run: ~4:32 Nov 2011

      First marathon time: 4:07:43 Feb 2012

      2nd marathon time (PR): 3:59:05 Oct 2012

      I think I'm in shape to shoot for < 3:30 now, although I also think I am delusional...

        2:50

        2:35

          2:35:13

          2:35:13

            2:35:13

            2:35:13

             

            Nice.  Very nice.  Not even some of the very best guys on here can say 2:35 as their first.

            - Joe

            all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


            Race Less Train More

              3:46:59**1994*** 39***probably ITB  injure. No clue at the time.

               

              3:37:38**2011***56

               

              Finally go see a doctor . Let the knee I twisted over 2 years ago heal. Will probably be over 60.Time is not on my side.

              Goal <3:30.

               

              PS: To go <3:30 at 60+ I would need to go 25 minutes under BQ time. The dream is on life support and waiting for someone to flip the switch.

              Run until the trail runs out.

              2013***1500 miles

              50 miler

               

               

              unsolicited chatter

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                4:31

                3:18

                  First:  4:13

                  PR (following year): 3:51


                  Intentionally Blank

                    4:25 April 2009

                    3:47 November 2009

                      How do you guys find the dedication to run so much? I am under 50 mpw and I have already felt too much. It seems like my whole life just running after work. I think I will just run one marathon.

                      5k - 20:56 (Sept 30, 2012)

                      7k - 28:40 (Nov 18, 2012)

                      10k trial - 43:08 (Mar 29, 2013), 42:05 (May 05, 2013)

                      FM - 3:09:28 (May 19, 2013)


                      I'm back!

                        It gets easier. Training for my first marathon just about killed me.


                        Fat butt on couch

                          How do you guys find the dedication to run so much? I am under 50 mpw and I have already felt too much. It seems like my whole life just running after work. I think I will just run one marathon.

                           

                          There are a lot of variables.  When I was clicking out 100-120mpw every week I was in grad school and dating my future wife.  I had a lot of flexibility even though I was very busy.  Once I had a real job, things got a lot harder.  Enter kids, a house, and property...things got a lot harder.

                           

                          A lot of it is a mindset.  With a treadmill, if injuries are not an impediment (that's asking a lot lately) only the busiest of work schedules make 80-90mpw impossible unless it is just mental weakness on my part to get it done*.  It has to be something on the schedule that is not negotiable to get done.  I remember when I drove 3 hours to interview with my current company...halfway home I stopped in a city I knew had good street lighting, changed in a fast food restaurant, did a 15-miler starting at 10pm, then finished the drive home.

                           

                          *with young kids, it I did not have a treadmill in my house the reasonable weekly mileage would be much lower.

                          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                           

                            3:12

                            2:58

                             

                            After 80+ marathons. Yeah, I've improved a whole 14 minutes.

                             

                            3:18 (1998)

                            2:54 (2010)

                            SprinklesRunner


                            Whippet

                              4:07 (October 13, 2012)

                              3:56 (November 19, 2012)

                              13.1: 1:45 | 26.2: 3:55

                                First marathon training run: ~4:32 Nov 2011

                                First marathon time: 4:07:43 Feb 2012

                                2nd marathon time (PR): 3:59:05 Oct 2012

                                I think I'm in shape to shoot for < 3:30 now, although I also think I am delusional...

                                 

                                Most marathon aspirants are.

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.