Sara Hall is Running London Marathon in two weeks!!
She dropped out at around the 18mi mark. So what's the game plan? She's run 3 marathons now with the best being 2:31. Does she solo a 2:29 or go with the leaders at 2:20ish pace and DNF or walk to the finish. Is there anything to gain by going to London and racing a sub par marathon? Without a solid result she's going to be the faster version of Alana Hadley. Maybe Ryan and Dadley are sharing notes with each other.
Through 10 miles in 57:32 at 73F at the trials.
"Pace continues to quicken as the leaders go through Mile 10 in 5:32. Kellyn Taylor, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg and Sara Hall now lead the chase pack by six seconds. Desiree Linden choosing not to cover this move as if she is confident the leaders will fall back to her."
More like a tempo workout, depending on when she dropped out.
Good thing she dropped out before she got blood curve anomalies
Fred!...Come on!!!...Look at the temperature...73F!!!!!!!!!
The amount of dehydration that could develop from about an hour of running at that temperature could lead to very, very, very, very, very, very large losses of plasma volume....which could mean SEVERE DEHYDRATION!!!!
Get it Fred!!!...Are you an idiot?
Make that THREE times since the trials. She also raced the NorCal 10 miler (a course with not insignificant hill content) in 55:23.
Not An Expert wrote:
Yeah, and she has raced well twice since then (1:10:58 for 15th at World Half on 3/26, and a 53:35 10-miler for 2nd at SACTOWN on 4/3), so it seems like it didn't absolutely destroy her.
I say go for it, as long as she knows that if she does London she'll be spending the summer racing on the roads rather than really trying to make the Olympic team. (After the fall/winter she's had, she's due for a good 2-3 weeks of after London, and that doesn't leave much time for a build-up to the Trials, let alone getting a qualifier.)
Is the London race a 5k or a 10k marathon?
Helpful advice giver wrote:
Yep, she does alright up to 15 miles or so. Too bad this race in London is a marathon.
Probably, though most if not all is due to her last name having some recognition.
paying a 2;31 marathoner?????? wrote:
Do you think she is getting appearance/promotional money from the London LOC?
Or maybe she just wants to get out of the house.
Seriously mate? wrote:
Someone's gotta pay the bills around there. She's got 5 mouths to feed.