"Somewhere, someone in the world is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."
-Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon training sign on his wall
2 days ago
I really like how the keyhole course, whose small rolling hills and balance of turns, help keep your focus on this challenging race distance. Not one for being a fast 10K runner, plan was to break 40 minutes and check on overall conditioning. Placement would land where it will pending who shows, weather, etc.
Result is a 39:30 net time, lost 7 seconds on gun time, average pace of 6:20/mile, 35/126 of Masters. McMillan’s calculator projects this out to a 3:05 marathon. I can accept that considering no recent race experience. Credit may best be conditioning on a steady improvement via speed-strength circuits and keeping mileage low to prevent over training injuries.