Saturday, May 3, 2014
Clinton Lake vs Road Marathon
So, I think the "rule of thumb" that two loops of Clinton Lake equals a road marathon is about right. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I'll complete several 20 milers at Clinton Lake in the next few months so I'll have a measure of my fitness and a possible predictor of future road marathon times. Nice. Let's get that 20 miler down to 3:30 and I'll be ready for a Boston qualifier.
Another interesting side note: I finished 30 miles at the Clinton Lake ultra in 5:42 and finished 26.2 miles at the Illinois Marathon in 3:47. Both were raced "under control." Wow, an extra 3.8 miles at Clinton Lake took me an extra 1 hour and 55 minutes! That Clinton Lake trail is tough.