Friday, August 20, 2010

5 Miles

Mileage: 5.00
Time/Pace: 42:50/8:34
Splits: 8:40, 8:36, 8:37, 8:36, 8:20
Elevation Gain: 103ft
Avg HR: 137
T/W: 65/cool


  1. You really seem to have made some gains (in speed) (as well as losses in weight) lately. Looking at your Yasso 800s, the convention is that when you do 10 of these 800s, you can convert the minutes and seconds average 800 time to hours and minutes to predict your marathon time. Since you were in the 3:45 range per 800, this would project your marathon time at 3 hours, 45 minutes. However, I realize these 800s were on a treadmill. It will be interesting to see what you do next time out on the track. I really think sub-4 hours is possible for you, but it probably wouldn't hurt to start the first couple to few miles at an easier pace.

  2. Thanks! I'm shooting for somewhere in the 9:45 pace for September marathon, and then hopefully break the 4hr mark, in November. Am I selling myself short?

  3. Based on your recent race times and training times, I think you should be close to or under 4 hours in your next marathon. I do think, however, that you may be doing too many marathons in a year. It takes a while to recover from each one, and running one in September and another in November seems like a lot to me. You may be better off focusing on one or two a year at most. Check with other experienced runners, though. I ran marathons in college, but then haven't run one in more than 30 years, so I'm not really current on marathon racing or training.