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Last long training run next week

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Last long training run next week

Post  charles.moman on Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:01 am

Yesterday, Susie and I drove the 26.2 mile route I plan on running next week from Seymour to Columbus. A link to the route is at the end of this message - not very detailed or exciting. This will be my last long training run for my 11/5 marathon. It will start at Trinity Lutheran (a high school across the field from us) and go through country roads up to our church, Community Church of Columbus on Marr Road. Weather permitting, I will do it on 10/5, my 60th birthday! Susie will be my mobile crew along the way. I will have on a bright safety vest and I will be safe. Galloway style - 3 minutes running/30 seconds fast walking.

I will take my sweet time on this run. I am working to very slowly up my pace in training.
Not up to my supposed marathon pace, but bumped up a little.
With all of the hot weather, until recently, my pace was really slow and I got used to that.
We will see, but I would like to be in the 10 minute or a bit less minutes per mile at the marathon.

For my marathon, my goals are:

A goal - 4:30 - not likely
B goal - 4:45 - I think so
C goal - 5:00 - Likely, unless I am stupid at the start.

I know people say to have no time goal in mind for your first marathon.
To me though, I should have some goal or I will not have something to strive for.
I am actually very satisfied to even be doing this at age 60, when it would not have even occurred to me a year ago.

I did a 2:16 HM in Indy in May, so it will be interesting to see what I can do after putting in a lot of miles (for me) since that event. Good times! Very Happy
26.2 Route map


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Re: Last long training run next week

Post  Julie on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:57 pm

You are ready!!
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Re: Last long training run next week

Post  ounce on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:23 am

Should be an effective dry run to test all you've learned to do before and during a long run. Enjoy the post-run food, too.
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