Saturday, 19 September 2009


Today was my last long marathon pace run. Eighteen miles with fourteen at marathon pace. I had decided that I would knock marathon pace down to seven minute pace. I completed the fourteen miles in average mile splits of 06:55, with an average heart rate of 158. This would seem to indicate that I could go at least five or six seconds per mile faster and maintain it for a marathon, bringing me a sub three hour marathon! Somehow I have this nagging feeling that I would be setting myself up for a fall by interpreting this as a reasonable deduction of today's run.
I think that maybe a Yasso 800 session is required to give a clearer picture of what's possible next month. Next week's Dublin half marathon should help too.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Wow. You're definitely in sub-3 territory here!