Yeah, nah, we all know how it works mate - the more work the better the results but it is hard work. Well done on that. I've had a good year too; legitimate solid 12 months of proper training and racing, not just hitting the trails a few times a week, legitimate spread of appropriately balanced distance, speed and hills. It's great. But it's hard. Have I mentioned that?BTW, I just re-read my above post and it sounds kinda douchey with my PR talk but I've been on this thread for a long time and you are all a LOT faster than me so go fuck yourselves.
Good luck @sonofgodcf and anyone else running tomorrow!If you are among the more than 50,000 people who will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday, you know that training, eating right and getting a good night’s sleep are some of the keys to setting a personal best. But an analysis of more than 4.7 million finishing times from 20 years of data on almost 900 marathons — including those in New York, London, Chicago, Boston, Berlin and the Olympics — shows how much your time can be affected by another factor: temperature.
The fastest times are run on days when the average outdoor temperature is in the 40s. (Humidity data were unavailable.) Current weather forecasts suggest that the average temperature in New York on Sunday will be about 61 degrees Fahrenheit (around 16 degrees Celsius), which the data show will add about 12.5 minutes to the typical finisher’s time, relative to a day in the 40s.
In a sport in which competitors work tirelessly to improve their times by a few seconds, that is a big effect. What’s more, the relationship between temperature and finishing times is actually nonlinear — meaning that the effects of temperature strengthen as it gets warmer.
Temperatures in the 50s increase the typical finishing time by only about five minutes, relative to a day in the 40s. On the other hand, days in the 70s would cause finishing times to be slower by 19 minutes; in the 80s, times would be 33 minutes slower.
How'd you go??Anyone running NYC on Sunday? It the last race on the calendar for me this year - hoping for the best but I feel like this week's conspired against me. Fighting through a bunch of minor irritants and don't feel 100%, but hopefully most are just pre-race jitters. Sunday can't get here soon enough.
Went about as well as I could reasonably have hoped for. Last race on the calendar so no reason to hold anything back. Weather cooperated (50's with a light mist for most of it), crowd was amazing and I even had my parents out to support - first time they've been in NYC in 30 years.How'd you go??
Great job!!! Congrats on breaking three hours!I was on fumes and had around 14 minutes to get through the last 2+ if I wanted to hit my goal - fortunately the last bit has a decent downhill. That, coupled with seeing my family and a few friends near the finish helped get me going. It was a scary finish - my watch doesn't show seconds once I've run more than an hour and on the last home stretch it read 2:59. I was max effort (or what I could achieve) for the last turn and finished at 2:59:41 - broke three hours with time to spare!
I'm really happy with the time and race. Maybe a different strategy has me finishing stronger, but the goal was to go sub 3 (five minute PR too!) and I did it. Now I'm looking forward to taking a few weeks off and then enjoying a winter running just for the sport.
I put in for Berlin as well. Doing London in April. Trying to close out the marathon majors and those are my last two.Thanks all! Still feeling pretty good about myself a few days after... Just put in for the Berlin Marathon lottery (closes today for anyone interested), but it's nice to know I've got a BQ for '19 already in my pocket. I'm thinking about switching things up and doing more trail races and maybe some longer distances next year. North Face has a great endurance series that comes into NY/Bear Mountain, so I may challenge myself with the 50k.
You sir, are a fucking animal. Nice work.Ran 62km at the Tarawera Ultramarathon yesterday outside, then into, stinky Rotorua in NZ.
It was sheeting rain all night and the whole day. I was aiming for around 8 hours. I did 10hours, 4 minutes. Everyone added 2 hours to their times because of the mud, especially in one 16.9km stretch between aid stations going up and over a range that had torrents and knee deep mud trail and made it impossible to actually run.
It was a great race. I would love to have tackled it in the dry, but there were many great sections apart from that one which were runnable.
Now to rest a bit, and train up for Ultra Trail Australia 50k in May, shorter but a lot harder.
It does and it doesnt. Some days ya just dont got it. Its a long term process and not as linear as lifting in my experience.Is this like being a beginner in lifting and that the gains come easy as hell? Second day of running felt remarkably better than the first one. I almost, dare I say, enjoyed it
Yeah, London! But I already told you that. It’s the Sunday after Boston. Cool thing is I haven’t really gotten into a normal training routine because I’ve been skiing every weekend this winter. I just keep telling myself that skiing is a good enough leg workout to make up for the lack of my normal weekend long runs. It doesn’t. So I’m sure I’ll spend an extra 45-60 mins on the course. I guess an extra hour shuffling around London is a fair trade off to the dozens of additional hours I should have spent getting in miles.Anyone got any big spring races? Anyone else running Boston?
Always appreciated but sadly I will not be running this year. I just got home from eight days at MGH for what I'll call complications from pneumonia. I was already at goal pre-marathon weight (5'8" and around 134) and I lost at least seven pounds off that if not more. I've been doing nothing but eating since I got home and I can't crack 130. The half-mile walk to the grocery store is tiring, and when you add in the weather, I'll be watching on WBZ. The (current) streak dies at four.
I’m about your size. Any tips for us heavyweights? (Least in the runners world)I took the winter off after achilles tendonitis put me in a walking boot. I was a B+ stretcher for the break, which is about 2 full letter grades better than I usually am, and have been running on the road 2-3 times a week since the end of February, but I'm itching for the hard pack ice to melt on the local trails, which are my preference.
I missed the Mt. Washington Road Race lottery again this year (I believe I'm 1 for 8), but this gem https://www.rockhopperraces.com/chocorua-mountain-race came on my radar, so I need to gear up for it. I'm a big dude (6'2'', 240 and not all of that is muscle), so the wear and tear of longer trail races is a bit much, but a 25k is near the higher end of my comfort level. Plus, it's on my favorite sub-4000 footer in New England, so I am very excited.
Minimalist shoes are not for you! Get some padding in them shits!I’m about your size. Any tips for us heavyweights? (Least in the runners world)