Marathon improvement poll.

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  • #1533

    Ed 1
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    Marathon improvements – what have you accomplished?

  • #14720

    Zeke
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    After 3 poor attempts (3:20, 3:17 and 3:26), I took 3 years off for grad school. Then I followed one of the Daniels’ program and ran 3:03.

  • #14721

    Double
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    February 2000 = 3:10:58

    October 2000 = 2:45:19

  • #14722

    cameron
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    here’s my dirty dozen marathon’s and the miles run in the 12 wks prior…

    TRAILBREAKER – MAR ’04 3:59 (553)

    LAKEFRONT – OCT ’02 3:32 (546)

    BOSTON APR ’02 3:24 (514)

    LAKEFRONT – OCT ’01 3:08 (621)

    LAKEFRONT – OCT ’00 3:18 (464)

    GRANDMAS – JUN ’00 3:36 (414)

    TRAILBREAKER – MAR ’00 3:44 (466)

    LAKEFRONT – OCT ’99 4:00 (433)

    CHICAGO – OCT ’97 3:28 (407)

    LAKEFRONT – OCT ’96 3:33 (393)

    LAKE COUNTY – APR ’96 3:32 (441)

    LAKE COUNTY – APR ’95 3:27 (434)

  • #14723

    Woody
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    I’ve run 8 but the most time came off on the first three

    Chicago 2000 – 3:45:17- 15 min negative split on the half

    London 2001- 3:16:07

    Chicago 2001- 2:59:58

    Pfitz Program worked best for me 12 weeks 70 MPW or less

  • #14724

    Zeke
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    Was it frustrating to have your first marathon be your PR for the next 5.5 years? It’s interesting to see your 12-week mileage next to your time. You must have done something different prior to Lakefront in 2000? You ran the similar mileage as in the past and still ran 18 minutes faster than earlier that year.

  • #14725

    fuzzed
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    My brief marathon bio…

    2002 Forest City (London,ON) 4:40:41

    2003 National Capital Marathon (Ottawa,ON) 4:12:01

    And in 8 days the 2004 ING National Capital Marathon…

    I am shooting for a 3:50 to 3:55

  • #14726

    pski
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    The marathon roll call

    97 3:20 Lakefront

    98 2:54 Madison

    98 2:57 Lakefront

    99 3:00 Boston

    99 3:00 Lakefront

    00 3:19 Trailbreaker-Training run

    00 3:04 Grandma’s

    00 2:50 Lakefront

    01 2:55 Boston

    02 3:19 Trailbreaker-Training run

    02 2:50 Boston

    02 3:34 Lakefront-Cameron hands my ass to me 😈

    03 2:57 Lakefront

    04 3:32 Trailbreaker-Training run

    And for the real fun 😆

    00 7:43 Ice Age 50 mile

    02 3:57 Ice Age 50K

    04 8:28 Ice Age 50 mile

    And now the realization, I’m out of my mind! PSKI

  • #14727

    randys
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    My marathon history:

    Long Island: 5/02 – 4:29 (45 mpw)

    Mystic: 10/02 – 3:40 (50 mpw)

    Long Island: 5/03 – 3:37 (55 mpw)

    Mystic: 10/03 – 3:38 (60 mpw)

    Philly: 10/03 – 3:58 (n/a)

    Long Island: 5/04 – 3:29 (65 mpw)

    I did Philly a few weeks after Mystic to experience an ‘event’. I wanted to try running with a large field in a big city. I ran at a training pace while recovering from Mystic.

    My time, not counting Mystic 03 and Phily 03 (I had untreated exercise induced asthma at Mystic) have improved with each increase in milage.

    While the milage has gone up with each race so has the total time since I began running (about 2.5 years ago). I believe the number of months running has been the larger factor but as time goes by mpw will begin to dominate performance.

    If I count my first race (only 4 months after I began running) my biggest improvement would be around 50 minutes. If I don’t count that race it’s the 9 minute improvment at Long Island 3 weeks ago.

    Randy

  • #14728

    Anonymous

    I’ve run 4 marathons

    2000 jersey shore 2:56 (averaged 47 miles)

    2001 Boston 2:51 (averaged 57 miles per week)

    2001 New York 3:10 (averaged 62 miles per week)- injured but finished

    2004 jersey shore 2:46 averaged 59 miles per week using modified pfitz

    Steve

  • #14729

    Scattershot
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    I can’t speak to marathons of course, but my biggest HM improvement was over 21 minutes from the first year to the second: 2:47:49 versus 2:26:44. Weight had a lot do with that as I was about 325 during the first versus 300 for the second. 25 pounds doesn’t seem like much at my weight, even to me, but it made a huge difference. Since I ran it at 370 this year and turned in a god-awful 3:17:48, I’m looking forward to slicing that time by an hour or more next year.

  • #14730

    MothAudio
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    3:35 [1981] 1st

    3:22 [1982]

    3:05 [1983] P.R.

    3:18 [1984]

    3:18 [1991]

    3:26 [1992]

    3:13 [1993]

    3:15 [1994]

    3:41 [1995] boston

    3:12 [1995]

    3:36 [1996] boston

    MikE

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