|2013 New York City Marathon|
|2014 Dopey Challenge, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2|
|2014 NYC Marathon|
Full Marathon #1: I was delusional and didn't train correctly
Full Marathon #2: Dopey Challenge (and see paragraph 2 of this post)
Full Marathon #3: Invitation to run my 2nd NYC Marathon w/ ASICS with only 2 months to train and getting married w/ a 2 week long honeymoon falling in those 2 months
Full Marathon #4: Running a full with my best friend (we don't live in the same city and couldn't train together)
My goal is something that many runners can do in their sleep with food poisoning but this is what I am aiming for. I want to finish my 5th full marathon in under 5 hours. To complete a marathon in 5 hours, you'll need a mile average of 11 minutes and 27 seconds which is a fairly easy jogging pace for most people, including myself. This is slower than what I average a half marathon in. The problem for me is maintaining that pace for 26.2 miles.
Once again, I will be training with the Galloway Method. I am a huge fan of Jeff and his no injury method. Starting off, I will train at an 11 minute mile pace for 26.2 miles. This pace has me running a a 2:30/1:00 (running two and a half minutes on, walking 1 minute). I have been doing a 2/1 for the past year so bumping up shouldn't be an issue. I know I could easily train with a 3/1 ratio which would be a 10 minute mile pace (4:22 finish time). However, that is not a reachable goal for me at this time and I refuse to put that pressure on myself.
Here's looking to you May: