2021 Sub 3:00 Marathon Thread (Read 443 times)

CalBears


     

    Funny, I feel the same. I also heard somebody walking a 10K. That sounds worse to me than running a marathon. Walking 6.2 miles with no break to sit? Pass.

     

    JT - I haven't heard of this marathon, but given you will probably be ready the first weekend in December, I'd check out this link:  https://runsra.org/california-international-marathon/registration/

     

    Just $275... Cheap. And $115 of them are tax deductible Smile But unlimited free beer courtesy of JMac Smile

    paces PRs - 5K - 5:48  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile

    JMac11


    Milkman

       

      Just $275... Cheap. And $115 of them are tax deductible Smile But unlimited free beer courtesy of JMac Smile

       

      If I run a PR at CIM, I 100% will buy everyone all the beer they want.

      5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

       

      Next Race: Unknown 

      JMac11


      Milkman

        I forgot to mention. NYC is a net downhill course, as is Boston, and of course the ultimate cheater course CIM. I guess I've never actually run a legit marathon 

        5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

         

        Next Race: Unknown 

        CommanderKeen


        Aspiring Hobby Jogger

          I forgot to mention. NYC is a net downhill course, as is Boston, and of course the ultimate cheater course CIM. I guess I've never actually run a legit marathon 

           

          LOL. I'm pretty sure OKC and Tulsa are net downhill as well! Cowtown might also be as well. The only marathon I've done that isn't is Dallas - the start and finish lines there are the same.

           

           

          Anyone else going to be picking up their stuff from the CIM expo on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am?

          5k: 18:14 11/21 │ 10k: 37:55 9/21 │ HM: 1:24:16 11/19 │ M: 3:04:13 11/18

           

          Upcoming Races:

           

          Rose Rock Trail Run (20k) - 1/29

          Wurst Race Half - 10/2

             

            So what is a positive split that you would deem a disaster?

             

            My worst was Edinburgh in 2010...2 months after running my first sub3 at Barcelona and full of confidence....it was unusually hot and sunny for Scotland and I ignored the warning signs....I hit halfway in 1:27 and finished in 3:13 an absolute wreck. (positive split 19min!)

             

            I can top that by a bit...  on a warm day in Chicago, I went out in 1:28 and finished with a 3:19.   ooooof.

            Running Problem


            Problem Child

              JMac CIM just announced they'll require a negative test or proof of vaccination. I fully support their decision and I'm unsure which option I'll choose. I know what the safest one is.

              Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

              VDOT 54.9

              5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07

              Running Problem


              Problem Child

                 

                If I run a PR at CIM, I 100% will buy everyone all the beer they want.

                 

                Thread dictator This needs to be added to the front page.

                Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

                VDOT 54.9

                5k19:35 | Marathon 2:56:07


                Elite Jogger

                   

                  I can top that by a bit...  on a warm day in Chicago, I went out in 1:28 and finished with a 3:19.   ooooof.

                   

                  That is a 23min positive split which actually falls short of a disaster. I want some proper disaster stories. Anyone?

                  5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                  JMac11


                  Milkman

                     

                    That is a 23min positive split which actually falls short of a disaster. I want some proper disaster stories. Anyone?

                     

                    My friend showed me one of these Instagram runners who posted the following a few weeks ago: "At the beginning of last year I wrote down what I thought was a very unrealistic goal for myself: BQ...Little did I know that just around the corner I would be running the Boston Marathon. But not just run, truly have a fighting chance at breaking 3."

                     

                    Then, after Boston, said:

                     

                    "I cannot begin to describe how proud i am to call myself a Boston Marathoner." "First marathon."

                    • Okay, so you led people to believe you worked hard for a BQ but you actually are running it for charity

                    "Pred my half marathon time: 1:33"

                    • You thought you had a "fighting chance" at breaking 3 when you've never broken 1:33 in a half??

                    "Set a benchmark for my marathon time: 3:32"

                    • If that counts as a fighting chance at a BQ, I guess I have a fighting chance at breaking 2 hours at CIM

                    Then, get this: he deleted the post where he said he had a fighting chance at breaking 3 (my friend took a screenshot when it was live)

                     

                    So I ask you Mikkey: what's the biggest disaster of this story? Also, I hope this fulfills your request for a proper disaster story

                    1. Leading people to believe he qualified for the race and is now a "Boston Marathoner"
                    2. His positive split of 29 minutes
                    3. Trying to get Instagram clout by saying he has a "fighting chance" at breaking 3 when his half marathon PR was higher than 1:33?
                    4. Deleting the breaking 3 post after running a 3:32 because he never really had a fighting chance
                    5. Just being an Instagram runner in general

                    5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                     

                    Next Race: Unknown 

                    dpschumacher


                    37 going on 60

                      My first marathon was a 1:32/3:48

                       

                      2021 Goals for my 2 marathon cycles this year

                      Marathon Sub 2:40 2:39:27 Grandma's Marathon 6/19/21

                      10k Sub 35:00 in Marathon build

                      5k Sub 16:30 in Marathon build /16:34 BK5K Memorial Day 2021

                       

                      2022 Goals

                      Marathon Sub 2:37 

                      10k Sub 35:00

                      5k Sub 16:00

                      CalBears


                         That is a 23min positive split which actually falls short of a disaster. I want some proper disaster stories. Anyone?

                         

                        Wait... 2022 London marathon is going to be held on Oct 2, 2022? What happened to London being an April race?

                        paces PRs - 5K - 5:48  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile

                        JMac11


                        Milkman

                          I'll be doing the whole expo thing when I arrive on Friday.

                           

                          Kind of annoying they're not doing a gear check to the finish. Feel like races are just using COVID as an excuse not to provide services they used to (nobody is catching COVID from a bag, or people handing you their bag). Oh well. I guess I'll just check it before getting on the bus, mainly as I want my phone and wallet at the end of the race. I also still have so much leftover warm clothing from previous races, I'll be nice and warm at the start if we get a typical 40 degree morning that time of year.

                          5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:00 (10/21)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                           

                          Next Race: Unknown 

                          Marky_Mark_17


                             

                            Get rid of the rowing and bike machine crap (I absolutely detest cyclists)  And get a top of the range elliptical cross trainer. 👍

                             

                            Elliptical cross trainers are probably the most functionally useless form of cardio equipment around, most physios will tell you the same.  At least rowing machines and bikes provide a natural form of movement.

                            3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                            10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                            * Net downhill course

                            Last race: Run Orewa 10km, 34:38 (1st) (Jan-22)

                            Up next: Run Devonport 10km, 7 Feb

                            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            Marby


                              My first marathon was a 1:32/3:48

                               

                              Ouch.

                              Good luck for the weekend.

                               

                              My worst positive split was 24 min (while improving my position in the race by 300 places).

                              The disaster might be that less than 2 years after running a 3:06 I was in such bad shape that I couldn't hold 4 hour pace and faded to a 4:29.

                              Half 1:26:41 (2016), Marathon 2:59:83 (2021)


                              Elite Jogger

                                 

                                Wait... 2022 London marathon is going to be held on Oct 2, 2022? What happened to London being an April race?

                                No idea why, but it’s back to April in 2023.

                                5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)