Maybe not as good as I thought?

Just out of curiosity, I plugged my 20 mile time into a few race predictors...

Running for Fitness: Puts me at a 3:00.47. Puts my training partner, who ran a 1:24.50 1/2 marathon at the same race, at a 2:58 :(.

Running times: Puts me at a 3:01.35 (again, pegs my training partner faster than that)

McMillan running: Puts me at a 2:59.35 (whew!)

So, what I take from this is that I need to be even more mentally focued on that 3 hour barrier than ever!! It's taper time, but that means that I need to start doing everything right: sleeping enough, eating healthy, watching my weight a little more, keeping stress low. Eeeek!!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Remember that you only started "racing" at the 5 mile mark, and Jenny was out quick from the gun (and had someone with her in a sprint to the finish). I still think that it was a good tune up. You ran the equivelent of about a 3 hour marathon for 20 miles at the end of 3 huge weeks.