Saturday, October 06, 2007

LAST 20-miler

My final 20-miler for the programme is in the bank now, and it's all downhill from here! I was aiming for sub-3 and finished just over (somewhere between 2:59:30 and 3:00:30- not sure exactly), about 10 minutes faster than last time I did this route (just before marathon 1). 10 minutes didn't feel like much, but then I realised it was euivalent to 30s/mile, which is exactly what I'm hoping to lose in the marathon (9:20 pace in my first, am aiming for 8:50s this time).

I'm still only feeling like 3:50 is a possibility, rather than a probability, but unless something drastic changes between now and then, I'm going to run as if 3:50 is the goal and just see where that takes me.

Update: just measured my route more carefully and it's *just* over 20 miles (20.14), which means I ran *just* sub-9. Awesome

7 comments:

The Scott Family said...

All the hard work definitely done now then. 3:50 sounds very impressive. Good Luck !!! :)

Bruce said...

Have a good taper of the next few weeks & good luck for Auckland

Wes said...

You are an awesome runner. No pressure. Control, measured effort. If you are feeling it, it will come. Enjoy the celebration of running and life, cause you rock :-)

JenC said...

Great job! Good luck with taper and I look forward to hearing about your race!

GP said...

First (from a previous post), I'm jealous of your daylight saving... they moved ours. And I want my extra hour of sleep already!

But rock on into your marathon! It sounds like you're running strong and will really kick some marathon butt! Enjoy your taper (oh, how I love to taper!) and rest up. You have an awesome race to run!

Michele said...

Awesome job on that 20 miler. Super speedy. Enjoy taper and look forward to the marathon report.

Love2Run said...

Thumbs up, all systems go, have a great taper. Well deserved!

Re: the game that shall not be named. That's why they play the game and that's why we run the race.

Good luck!