Sunday, July 3, 2016
28 Days to the Marathon
Over the next 4 weeks, I'd like to do several marathon pace runs. What's marathon pace? Well, I'm trying for a Boston Marathon time--for me (50-54 year old male) that means a 3:30 finish (8:00/minute per mile for 26.2 miles). To actually gain entry into Boston, I'll need to be about 3 minutes faster. So, I'm shooting for a 3:26:41 finish time. That is a 7:53/mile pace. Yes, 7 minutes and 53 seconds per mile. Easy to set the treadmill to 7.6 miles per hour (7:53 pace). That's my marathon pace for the next 28 days!
If this doesn't work, then I cut my balls off and go for the women's qualifying time of 4:00 hours. Does Jenner get that standard? What constitutes a male or female? And are women 30 minutes slower than men? Have you seen the male and female world records? 2:02:57 and 2:15:25. An extra 30 minutes? Really? Women are better than the current BQ standard. Give them some credit.