Here I go again… trying to anticipate how long this marathon will actually take me. I do not know why I torture myself this way, but I cannot help it. There are a couple of sites that have “race predictor” tables. You can type in your times of other races and it will predict what your times for other races might be.
Since I ran my best half marathon in 2:16 then my marathon should be 4:46
Then I change it to my 20 mile time (4 hours) and suddenly my marathon time is now 5:19.
My 5 mile time is 54 min so my marathon time is 5:17
My 5K time is 30:22 so then my marathon time becomes 4:56
If I can run my 5 magic miles (a specific way to measure this) in a certain time he can predict a marathon time. Since I did not actually do this special predictor workout, I just guessed using my best mile time of 9:30. using this he predicts my marathon time as 5:23.
He has another pace chart based on previous race times and he has roughly my 5K time for a marathon finish of 5:12 and roughly my half marathon time for a full marathon finish time of 4:55.
Other sites using different charts, but my same times show various finish times as:
I averaged all these and came to the time of 5:08. That is a time I can live with. I guess I will have to wait until March 31st to find out! In the meantime I better get on the floor and do my stretches and core work!
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