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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #405 on: October 12, 2019, 04:02:20 pm »
Eliud Kipchoge breaks the  2-Hour Marathon Barrier
in my best shape I don't think I could ever do 4:34 mile...this guy does 26
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #406 on: October 12, 2019, 04:03:43 pm »
Hey k8teebug - have a great race tomorrow!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #407 on: October 13, 2019, 03:18:38 pm »
Eliud Kipchoge breaks the  2-Hour Marathon Barrier
in my best shape I don't think I could ever do 4:34 mile...this guy does 26

Were you on the track team? Anything under 5 mins is considered excellent for a high school runner, 4:34 would be phenomenal. (3:43 is the world record.)

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #408 on: October 13, 2019, 04:59:36 pm »
Eliud Kipchoge breaks the  2-Hour Marathon Barrier
in my best shape I don't think I could ever do 4:34 mile...this guy does 26

Were you on the track team? Anything under 5 mins is considered excellent for a high school runner, 4:34 would be phenomenal. (3:43 is the world record.)
Never broke 5, I recall getting 5:05 ...30 years ago
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #409 on: October 13, 2019, 05:23:08 pm »
Eliud Kipchoge breaks the  2-Hour Marathon Barrier
in my best shape I don't think I could ever do 4:34 mile...this guy does 26

Were you on the track team? Anything under 5 mins is considered excellent for a high school runner, 4:34 would be phenomenal. (3:43 is the world record.)
Never broke 5, I recall getting 5:05 ...30 years ago

Nice! My hat is off to you. My best mile time was actually pretty slow. 10K was probably my best distance back in the day(in my mid-20's).

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #410 on: October 14, 2019, 09:06:51 am »
Eliud Kipchoge breaks the  2-Hour Marathon Barrier
in my best shape I don't think I could ever do 4:34 mile...this guy does 26
I was wondering what they meant by 'assisted' marathon
The Greatest, Fakest World Record

To sustain this blistering pace, Kipchoge ran under conditions that had been painstakingly and exclusively arranged to push him beyond the two-hour barrier. The INEOS 1:59 Challenge was not a race by any strict definition: It was simply Kipchoge, joined by a rotating phalanx of pacesetters

Still an amazing feat no less
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #411 on: October 14, 2019, 09:08:37 am »
There was a time not so long ago that people believed no human could run a sub-2 hour marathon, under any conditions.

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #412 on: October 14, 2019, 09:32:04 am »
There was a time not so long ago that people believed no human could run a sub-2 hour marathon, under any conditions.
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #413 on: October 18, 2019, 12:11:34 pm »
so are you guys now sporting the Nike Vaporfly kicks....
In the last 13 months alone, male runners have recorded the 5 fastest marathon times ever in Vaporfly's
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #414 on: October 18, 2019, 12:16:46 pm »
Yeah, no. I won't even be setting my own personal record next week...

Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #415 on: October 18, 2019, 12:17:30 pm »
Yeah, no. I won't even be setting my own personal record next week...
you might if you had the Vaporfly!

I'm just offering you a tip...as this is the Marathon Tips? thread
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #416 on: October 18, 2019, 12:18:48 pm »
I'm 20-30 minutes off, but if VaporFly can do that, I'm all in!

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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #417 on: October 18, 2019, 03:05:56 pm »
so are you guys now sporting the Nike Vaporfly kicks....
In the last 13 months alone, male runners have recorded the 5 fastest marathon times ever in Vaporfly's

$250+ for shoes that are creating problems?  no thanks!

(as if a slowpoke like me should even be opining here...)
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #418 on: October 18, 2019, 03:17:28 pm »
I'm 20-30 minutes off, but if VaporFly can do that, I'm all in!

A 2018 New York Times data analysis based on public race results uploaded to Strava, the athlete-tracking and networking company, found that runners in Vaporflys ran 3 to 4 percent faster than similar runners wearing other shoes
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what would a 4% improvement be to your current best
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Re: Marathon Tips?
« Reply #419 on: October 18, 2019, 03:22:24 pm »
Golly, um.  PR from 2015 was 3:24, or 204 minutes.  4% of 204 is 8:10 minutes.
I'll be overjoyed to hit 3:45 this year, or 225 minutes.  4% of 225 is 9:00 minutes.
I'll be disappointed to go over 4:00, or 240 minutes.  4% of 240 is 9:36 minutes.

Also, I doubt the shoes actually do that.  Maybe if you were wearing wooden clogs before...