2021 Sub 3:00 Marathon Thread (Read 449 times)

flavio1980


Intl. correspondent

    Through 25k in 1h46, like a metronome so far.

    Go Marby!

    PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

    Up next: Some 5k race in September

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    SteveChCh


    Hot Weather Complainer

      30km in 2:07:24, predicted finish of 2:59:11.  Now it gets interesting!

      Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

      Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

      Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        35km in 2:29:13, about 20 seconds slower than previous 5km splits, hopefully he's still going strong.  He's now running around the tan where there's a few annoying hills, especially on tired legs.  Still on track for 2:59:53.

        Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

        Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

        Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

        darkwave


        Mother of Cats

          35km in 2:29:13, about 20 seconds slower than previous 5km splits, hopefully he's still going strong.  He's now running around the tan where there's a few annoying hills, especially on tired legs.  Still on track for 2:59:53.

           

          Fingers crossed.   I will say it's nice and relaxing to watch and track a marathon during a lazy afternoon.

           

          Another aside - I'm watching the livestream, and the last quarter mile in the stadium looks very poorly organized - quite a few runners seem confused on where to go.

          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.

          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            It's pretty weird, it's just a half lap and should be pretty obvious.  When I've run that race they've always had someone at the end of the tunnel waving you in the right direction.  It's awesome finishing in the stadium and is a boost in the last few miles as you see it getting closer.

            Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

            Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

            Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

            SteveChCh


            Hot Weather Complainer

              It’s possible that running it under Covid protocols has impacted other areas of the organising.

               

              40km in 2:51:08, another slight slowdown. Projected finish of 3:00:31. Come on Marby!

              Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

              Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

              Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

              flavio1980


              Intl. correspondent

                Go Marby,  it's so close!

                PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                Up next: Some 5k race in September

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                SteveChCh


                Hot Weather Complainer

                  Just saw the women's half winner on replay - she was on the wrong finishing chute and had to quickly crossover to finish!  

                  Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                  Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                  Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                  SteveChCh


                  Hot Weather Complainer

                    Finishes in 3:00:24, so close but an amazing run, congratulations Marby!  Looks like the hilly parts of the Tan just took a few seconds out of his legs.

                    Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                    Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                    Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                    flavio1980


                    Intl. correspondent

                      Very consistent pacing throughout.

                      Great job Marby!

                      PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                      Up next: Some 5k race in September

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                      SteveChCh


                      Hot Weather Complainer

                        Should note that I think that’s gun time, I’m not sure if wave starts mean that’s automatically updated to net time or not

                        Net Downhill PB Southern Lakes Half Marathon 2022 1:27:32, Flat Course PB Christchurch 2016 1:29.25

                        Recent Races:   Southern Lakes Half Marathon 1:27:32 May 7, 2022, Motorway 10km 40:49 February 27, 2022, Selwyn Running Festival Half-Marathon 1:29:32  November 7, 2021

                        Race plan:  Melbourne Marathon October 2, 2022.  Queenstown Half Marathon November 19, 2022

                        Marby


                          Missed it by that much...bugger😫

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

                            Great race Marby, even if not the sub 3 you wanted. A PB is always something to be proud of.

                            2:52:16 (2018)

                            Mikkey


                            Elite Jogger

                              Big congrats Marby on the PB and you obviously gave it your best shot!

                               

                              We’ll both be going sub3 in 2022...so no worries. 

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

                              flavio1980


                              Intl. correspondent

                                Missed it by that much...bugger😫

                                 

                                It sucks to go so close, but that was the best race you could run yesterday, and an amazing time.

                                Had you tried going faster earlier who knows maybe you'd hit the wall.

                                Congrats again 👏👏👏

                                PRs: 1500 4:54.1 2019 - 5K 17:56 2021 HM 1:21:59 2021

                                Up next: Some 5k race in September

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