New York Marathon 2009

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21/05/2009 at 18:06
Hey, I said 3:30 was my holy grail, not a realistic target! My fastest to date is 3:40 so I need a substatial improvement to meet it. I'd be happy with anything that started 3:3? though.
21/05/2009 at 18:33

Sorry Tortie, my bad. Better?

                                               Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst
21/05/2009 at 18:58
Well, it'll make me look like less of a failure  ta. Whatever happens, I'll be hard pressed to do worse than my last NY marathon (4:23) when I ended up walking the last 6 miles.
21/05/2009 at 21:20

At last, I've found some detailed information about before and after the race.

RunTri.com: NY marathon - What to expect

With links to

Getting to the starting line

and

 After you finish

The site was linked to by the relevant Wikipedia page, where I should have looked earlier. Doh!

21/05/2009 at 23:05

After the euphoria of Boson has subsided I suppose I'd better target an improvement. Raced a 10k last night with no speedwork for 4 weeks and managed to get within 13 secs of a pb.

Congrats to everyone who has got in the ballot and commiserations to those who missed out. I failed twice in previous ballots.                                            

  Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst
22/05/2009 at 05:45

never done a full marathon before so hard to predict a time.

will be following the Katie Price  training programme which will mainly consist of stretching on a beach in front of photographers.

Goal 
  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                7.11
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst
22/05/2009 at 06:05
L'ardvark-  great links about what to expect pre and post race.
22/05/2009 at 09:07

NotCat. Graet job on the 10k. I can't even imagine that sort of speed at present.

Chowster. You had me for a second with the Katie Price training programme. I didn't bite at all at the predicted time. Come now, play the game. What's the slowest time that you would actually be pleased to get, i.e., where if you get any time slower than that you'll be saying "I'm quite pleased with that" but you won't be truly excited?

22/05/2009 at 12:20

Just passing through...checking that L'a and NC are behaving themselves in here Did BlueWombat get through the ballot?

LOL at Chowster! Sounds like my kind of programme!

Hello L'a and NotCat! *waves*

22/05/2009 at 12:55

http://sitelife.runnersworld.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/bow.gif

 All hail Trin.(Anyone wondering why should ask her how many miles she's done in the last 5 weeks - and how many of them have been during races - and whether she has any exuses for taking it a whole lot easier on herself than she does. Oh, and she's really friendly and generous, too. Chowster: don't believe Trin's claim for a minute. She doesn't know how to stand still long enough to stretch.)

Trin. Call that a wave? That's not a wave. This is a wave:

http://sitelife.runnersworld.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/welcome.gif

I know you haven't posted anywhere else since you were last here. Why not hang more regularly with us, as our guest?

http://sitelife.runnersworld.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/cheers.gif

Blue Wombat is even more blue, I'm afraid. At least as far as this year's NY goes.

22/05/2009 at 13:01

Yo the mighty Trin! Have been following your Fetch blog with interest. Keep those legs hitting the road ! (and trail...and fields etc...)

Chowster Does that programme involve artificial manipulation of various physical features and devloping a relationship with a washed out teen pop star of a previous decade?

22/05/2009 at 13:24

Hi there,

Just found this thread, will be joining you on starting line,  I managed to get a place in the ballot at only my first attempt. My luck must have changed with ballots managed to get a place in London this year after four attempts.

It will be third marathon, did my first in Dublin last year. Training continues though the summer.

22/05/2009 at 14:06

Steven. <img title="Click image to view full size." src="http://sitelife.runnersworld.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/welcome.gif" width="60" height="45" />. Wanna play "goal time" with us?

Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                7.11
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Steven S                
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst

NotCat: I don't even know what a Fetch blog is. (I know what a blog is.) Do tell.

22/05/2009 at 15:53

I entered a few months back through the Guaranteed entry scheme.Have been enjoying the thread as this is my First New York Marathon.Can i introduce myself im Gary Jones im 29 and have been running for 3 years and have done 3 previuos Marathons(Amsterdam 2007 2.45.02----Amsterdam 2008 2.43.22----London 2009 2.41.50).One of my Goals is to do the All the Marathon Majors sub 2.45.Having done part 1 London im in Berlin this year where i know/hope i can go sub 2.40 then 6 weeks later at New York im aiming  to do sub 2.45 although im aware that its a  harder course Than London.Berlin or Amsterdam!!.2010 it will be Boston and Chicago.As i am Crap with Computers could someone please add my name to the list-----Gary Jones     2.44    Thanks

22/05/2009 at 16:07

Hello Gary. Welcome, and thanks for introducing yourself. That's some fast running right there. (For the record, I am also trying to do the Masters in a row, but not at sub-2:45! See you in NY and Chicago, hopefully.)

As I am brilliant at computers (please see the start of my previous entry), I am happy to add you to the list. That's spread things out a bit!

Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                7.11
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Steven S                
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst
23/05/2009 at 08:23

L'ardvark - stumbled at the 1st hurdle of the training plan.

stood stretching for an hour at Erskine Beach and the closest i got to any paparazzi was a gang of drunken youths taking photo's of washed up sewerage.

so i think i need to bite the bullet and do some running.

planning a 13 miler this morning as it seems perfect weather for a long one, just need to make up a playlist on the ipod to help me on my way.

Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                3.59.59
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Steven S                
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst

 would love to get under 4 hours for the marathon but having never run further than 17 miles before ,it makes it hard to judge a time.

 got 1.44 in the glasgow half which makes me think it can be done.

23/05/2009 at 08:54

Just out of curiosity, looking at the above times, does putting an estimated time of sub-3h30 increase your chances of getting through the ballot?  Other than Chowster, everyone else seems to be in the sub 3:30ish area. 

23/05/2009 at 09:11

Hi everyone

I was surprised to get in through the ballot as I had failed twice before - but here I am (and loking forward to it!)

Thinking about arrival times in NY can anyone tell me is it like the London Marathon and you pick up your number and chip on the Friday and Sat before the race? I want to leave enough time for this and not get stressed out!

23/05/2009 at 09:46
L'ardvark--Thanks for adding my name onto the list and good luck on your own Marathon Majors quest.And you never know might bump into you at Nyc or Chicago.Longshot is any one else staying at the Pod Hotel in Manattan?cheers
23/05/2009 at 10:50

Awww Thank you for the accolade LOL

There's a fine line between being a hero and being totally insane... I'm on the tightrope

Hey, how about I be your one man (person) support crew

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