This will make things a LOT harder...

As you know, one of my big goals this year was to re-claim the world record in the indoor marathon. Well, something of THIS magnitude happened a week and a half ago:

Photo credits: Justin Gaymon/Armory Foundation
Yep, the world record was lowered by 9 minutes. Now... my PR is still faster than this... and I did run that PR after solely training on the elliptical for 6+ weeks leading into the Trials... but still. That was at the height of my career.

I'm not saying chasing this goal is totally out... but it just became infinitely harder. I always say that lowering an already fast marathon time by a minute becomes infinitely harder. Does this mean Allie made my goal 9 x infinity times harder?

The men's record was also lowered, to 2:21. I used to race in the MIAC against Marcus, so am more than happy he was able to break it!

Here's a nice recap:

Your turn:
Is anyone planning 9+ months in advance for an indoor marathon in 2017?

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!

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