It sounds like you were pretty close before so as long as you put in the work, you will get there. When is your planned marathon?
running towards Boston wrote:
Hey me too! My motivation is that my kid will be going to college in Boston and I think it would be awesome to be able to qualify and run there. At my age I need 3:35 so that's my goal. I ran one marathon a few years ago and got 3:45 off lots of long runs but no tempo or speed runs at all. So I hope I can do it. I make nonpretences - I'm just a jogger and had never planned to try another marathon until now. I wish us both good luck.
A 3:09 won't be enough. Mark my words.
Goal is a 3:09. I start tomorrow!
Thanks!I like your approach. I feel I could go 60 minutes as long as I went slow. I'm not completely out of shape. Should I get to a certain pace where it feels easy before I move up? Today I ran 40 minutes and felt good. It was around 9:30 pace though. Little scared to push the pace due to my weight.
Take it easy sport wrote:
How long can you run for now?
Easiest approach would be to run a comfortable pace for 30 min 5-6 days a week. If you feel good with that then push one of the days to 45 min, once comfortable increase another day of the week to 45 min, and then build up to all days 45 min. Then same progression till all days are 60 min. If you can run 1 hour per day, and then push it on 2 other days of the week till one is an hour and half, and the other longer than that, then you will have built a decent amount of endurance.
I'm broke Coach. Thanks though.
Coach Gill wrote:
I can make you a sub 3 runner by July easy. My training and racing program is $25 a month. I will also take the pounds off you fast.
That's the right attitude. Nothing's out yet but I'd be surprised if they didn't change it. My guess is by 6min, so you'd have to run 3:04:59h, but who knows?
For my sake I hope it doesn't change. If it moves 5 minutes faster or even 10, then hopefully I can train hard enough to reach that.