Predict my marathon time...

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17/09/2012 at 21:35

Hi everyone,

Thought it would be interesting to find out what people reckon my target marathon time should be. (Running on the 14th October) The image below is a screen shot of my activity, and you can also add on me playing football once a week.

So, what do you reckon? Thanks.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/leicesterfan/dd81cb85.png

 

 

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 21:39
17/09/2012 at 21:56

I'll play. 3h40m.

Kryten    pirate
17/09/2012 at 22:02

According to my calculations you will run it in exactly 3hours 32min 24sec.

cougie    pirate
17/09/2012 at 23:11
3.25 ish.
17/09/2012 at 23:28
3:21:43
17/09/2012 at 23:29
you should do under 3:15-20 but doesnt seem like many long runs, 20s.

Which marathon?
17/09/2012 at 23:32

Well according to the Mac calc, 3.06. based on your hm . 3.07 on your 10k

I have used the mac calc for some time and if I put in the work its pretty spot on. So I would say aim for that sort of time. Allow your self a 3:30 finish time as a max. Good to have a bit of fear and loathing in the belly

Pace your self very negatively

Whatevery you have left at mile 20 use it up.

Come in spent and paid in full

This a mile by mile break down of a very negative 3:30 marathon.

The numbers are Distance, Split, Pace,  Average pace      

1 mile 08:37 08:37 08:37 2 mile 17:12 08:35 08:36 3 mile 25:44 08:32 08:35 4 mile 34:12 08:29 08:33 5 mile 42:38 08:26 08:32 6 mile 51:01 08:23 08:30 7 mile 59:21 08:20 08:29 8 mile 01:07:37 08:17 08:27 9 mile 01:15:51 08:14 08:26 10 mile 01:24:02 08:11 08:24 11 mile 01:32:11 08:08 08:23 12 mile 01:40:16 08:05 08:21 13 mile 01:48:18 08:02 08:20 13.1 mile (half) 01:49:12 08:02 08:20 14 mile 01:56:17 07:59 08:18 15 mile 02:04:14 07:56 08:17 16 mile 02:12:07 07:53 08:15 17 mile 02:19:58 07:51 08:14 18 mile 02:27:45 07:48 08:13 19 mile 02:35:30 07:45 08:11 20 mile 02:43:12 07:42 08:10 21 mile 02:50:51 07:39 08:08 22 mile 02:58:27 07:36 08:07 23 mile 03:05:59 07:33 08:05 24 mile 03:13:30 07:30 08:04 25 mile 03:20:57 07:27 08:02 26 mile 03:28:21 07:24 08:01 26.2 mile 03:30:00 07:22 08:00

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 23:35
17/09/2012 at 23:54

S E F: The calculators probably do come out at around 3:06 but I can't see too much endurance work there. My guess is 3:15 if all goes well on the day.

WiB
18/09/2012 at 09:04

3:27:19

WiB
18/09/2012 at 09:20

Nothing to do with the thread, sorry, but Im fascinated that you can run a half in 1:28 yet only average 9.6 mph over 11.19 miles? Not taking the piss but where you cycling with a child? I'm half an hour slower than you over a half, so yes very unfit, yet even on the most easiest, slowest, free wheeling half the the time, dallying about ride I average 15 mph? I would've thought an easy ride for you would've been closer to 20 mph?

18/09/2012 at 09:32

The lack of long runs may tell...3.38. 

18/09/2012 at 09:37

^^^^ Agree, lack of long runs will be a big factor here. 3.27.

18/09/2012 at 09:44

I'm with Freemers - Given the race is now less than a month away I would have expected to see a few more 20s in there - at least 4/5 - I am presuming you will be looking to get in at least a 22 this weekend -  and maybe an 18/20 the followong week.

18/09/2012 at 09:48

Hi all.

Thanks for the comments, very interesting

It's the Leicester Marathon.

I've used the Mcmillan predictor but I've not run frequently enough to get anywhere near the 3:06 it suggests!

I'm hoping for anything under 3:45. I was training for a marathon 2 years ago but got injured and could only do the half. I would have been looking at 3:15 then. My first marathon so finishing is the main aim! My first half marathon was 1:45 as I took it cautiously but from then on I knew I could put a lot more into it and haven't run slower than 1:35 in a race since.

Lardarse, I wasn't cycling with a child! Was only a tootle round and almost the entire ride was off-road, and a good chunk of it was across freshly ploughed fields! Also got to take into account numerous gates I had to open and close.

 

18/09/2012 at 10:05
Grendel3 wrote (see)

I'm with Freemers - Given the race is now less than a month away I would have expected to see a few more 20s in there - at least 4/5 - I am presuming you will be looking to get in at least a 22 this weekend -  and maybe an 18/20 the followong week.

A 22? I wasn't planning to go above 20...

I was looking at doing 20 this coming weekend, and then an 18 on the next and then just light work for the final weekend.

18/09/2012 at 12:06
Splendid. What do I win?

I'm hoping for around 4hours on 4th November. Did my first 18miler on Sunday. Reading comments above I may have to do a few more
18/09/2012 at 14:54

Did almost the same time at last years GNR, did loch ness marathon two weeks later in exactly 3.15. Off of only one 20 miler and a couple of 18's. So 3.15 would sound a reasonable bet on that basis.

18/09/2012 at 15:19

3-17-12

18/09/2012 at 17:14
dhale750 wrote (see)

Did almost the same time at last years GNR, did loch ness marathon two weeks later in exactly 3.15. Off of only one 20 miler and a couple of 18's. So 3.15 would sound a reasonable bet on that basis.

But how many times did you run per week?

19/09/2012 at 21:11

4 - 5 usually

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