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4 hr marathon? (Read 174 times)


Cause I CAN

    lol yeahhhh right...dave your a trip
    Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
    http://terri7291.blogspot.com/
      9 minute miles will get you there...


      Cause I CAN

        yall want me to die dont you Big grin
        Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
        http://terri7291.blogspot.com/
          Not at all, Peach. You just have to work for it. I think you've got the determination, and while you may not be able to do a 4 hour... I'm sure you can get sub-5 easily. Ok, maybe not "easy" but it's within your reach. You're young and healthy (now, right??), don't have any lingering bio-mechanical issues... You do need to get off the track and get more variety in your runs (at least as of last year I think you said you did the majority of your running on a track). I think you could do it. And live to tell about it!


          Cause I CAN

            Thanks, although I havent ran on a track since last July...been on the road since.
            Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
            http://terri7291.blogspot.com/
            Cashmason


              Yes you can go sub 5. Train as much as you can on the course of the race. ( it is your hometown race right?) And at the time of day that the race will be held, if you can. You want your body to get conditioned to what the temperatures are like on race day. You also want to train your body to " take care of business" before its time to leave for the race, so you don't have to go during the race. Its also mentally easier when you know all the landmarks and how tired or fresh you feel at each point along the race course. If there is a tough section of the course like hills, you want to practice on that as much as you can. And even better if you can run them when you have some miles on your legs already. In my hometown race there is one decent sized hill and I ran it a lot. But it happened at mile 22 of the race. My longest run was 22 miles so I never had done it with tired legs and it was tough in the race. This year they reveresed the course and that same hill is now at mile 7, and I often run it when I already have 7 miles on my legs.


              Cause I CAN

                If I did it again, I'd probably do MCM again, really loved doing it...and yall really scare me
                Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
                http://terri7291.blogspot.com/


                Bugs

                  Peach, Might be able to give you better advice if we could see your log. Does your transplant limit how much you can train?

                  Bugs


                  Cause I CAN

                    I dont have a log and nope transplant doesnt have any say in how I tran or how muchSmile
                    Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
                    http://terri7291.blogspot.com/


                    Dave

                      Just back from my trip actually Cool Not having any idea how your transplant actually might affect your running, I'd hope that your doctor has ok'd the longer and faster distances. I think knocking an hour off your marathon time is a very worthy goal for the next MCM (presuming you get the medical green light). Don't think I'll drop anywhere near that much off mine. I'd be thrilled with a half hour.
                      I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

                      dgb2n@yahoo.com


                      Cause I CAN

                        Doc doesnt care if I run marathons, he thinks its great
                        Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
                        http://terri7291.blogspot.com/


                        Dave

                          In that case, I'll even offer to pace you to an even 5 hour finish at the MCM Wink
                          I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

                          dgb2n@yahoo.com


                          Cause I CAN

                            In that case, I'll even offer to pace you to an even 5 hour finish at the MCM Wink
                            in 2009?
                            Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
                            http://terri7291.blogspot.com/


                            Bugs

                              Peach, I doubt how much I can improve too at times. I think with more time and the right training I could run a 3:50, but I would love to BQ, 3:45. I was thinking there is no way I could improve that much. A few weeks ago I ran with a friend. 2.5 years ago she ran a 3:43, last year she ran a 3:30, and expects to run a 3:10 at Boston. Ya she's fast, but the percentage of improvement is amazing. If she can improve so can we! Neither of us having been running that long, lots of possibilities for great PRs.

                              Bugs


                              Cause I CAN

                                I'm pretty sure I can get faster...seeing as when I did my first one, I had only been a year out from my first mile...
                                Liver Transplant - July 2, 1991
                                http://terri7291.blogspot.com/
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