If you want to run a sub 3 marathon, you need to run 6:51 miles. So I would shoot for 6:48 or so to build up a cushion of a minute at the end.
Anyone good ways to guess an exact pace to shoot for?
Coincidentally, prior to my most recent sub-3 marathon, I also ran 14 miles of the actual marathon course. I averaged 7:02 per mile. It was five weeks before the marathon, and one of my strongest training runs.
Anyone good ways to guess an exact pace to shoot for? Been averaging 50 to 60 miles a week since April. Did a workout last Sunday of 14 Miles @ 6:48 pace and didn't have any issues. I did this run without tapering, I had 47 miles going into the workout. I wanted to do it on tired legs, it surprisingly went well. I don't want to go out to hard or to slow, trying to find the best most realistic pace to try and stick to. My marathon is in 65 days (I did this workout on the marathon course I will be running) Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to do a half marathon on October 21st. I'm currently estimating I'm in 1:22 to 1:24 half marathon shape.
I like your chances, too. In the marathon I mention in my above post, I actually hit the half at 1:28:30, so I completely agree with your thinking. I see our HM times correlate, as well.
I ran 1:24:20 in a hilly half about a month ago (ran 1:22:40 in a flat half in March), so I like my chances.
False. A 6:51 pace will get you a sub 3 on all courses. By definition. The only exception would be a course that is more than 26.2 miles.
giver of bad advice wrote:
6:51 pace will not get you a sub 3 on most courses and especially if you are counting on your gps.
This advice will leave you sorely disappointed.