johnny bean wrote:
gods among us wrote:
Nick Symmonds trainings from July to December with two weeks off in October and runs 3:00:05 at the Honolulu Marathon
Ryan Trahan resumes training for ten days and runs 2:59:16 at the BCS Marathon
Just curious, what does everyone here think of this?
I was gonna bring this up but I doubt many people here know Ryan. Basically, he's a mid-15 guy in HS and ran 18:30ish for the 8k in college. 4:15 miler. Anyways, he quit for 2-3 months, resumed training for 10 days, and ran 2:56 (2:59 officially but it was a long course) while talking to his college buddy on a bike the whole way, smiling and waving while it was live streamed.
Now you are starting to understand. If you can't run 2:20 or better, you aren't a marathon runner.
2:20 in the marathon is like a a 100 m runner running 12.3 for the 100m.
Or a 400m in 53 seconds.
Or an 800 in 2:05
Get it? Its ordinary. Your problem is you all think so small.
According to IAAF charts
2:20 marathon = 990 pts
12.3 100= 543
2:05 800= 653 pts
53 400 = 712
990 pts (2:20 marathon) = 1:51 800, 10.66 100, and 47.9 400
You’re significantly underestimating what it takes to run a 2:20. That is at a level that the vast majority of devoted runners will never reach.