Michael L Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. 3:51:05.
Running a marathon in under 4 hours is a target that a lot of experienced runners will aim for on race day. It's not easy to do and will require a very high level of fitness and pace planning. Running a marathon in under 4 hours is a great achievement if you are able to do it. Good luck!
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“mission accomplished! I ran The Canadian in Ottawa in 3:49:24. Was quite happy with my result, despite a couple set backs during the race, with muscle spasms, etc. I learned from experience and fought through it, without causing personal injury. It was an awesome feeling to finally cross the finish line. I placed 24/168 runners.”
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Jane H Melbourne Marathon - first marathon. After a restless night, probably 2 hours of interrupted sleep, up at 4:45am for brekkie, and the hike into the city with the amazing @natkat. The weather was ideal for the first 37k: little wind, cool and just a pleasure to be out running. My foot pod battery (Polar) died at 28.56k to be precise, so from that point I had to judge my pace based on gut instinct and a few runners I had been keeping my eye on. At 37k the rain started and the wind picked up, but with only 5k to go I was determined to beat the elements. I finished in 3:53:23, so happy with this since I was 'secretly' aiming for sub 4 hours. Checking my age bracket I have qualified for the Boston Marathon :) My family was waiting to cheer me on at the mighty MCG, it was an exhilarating finish, hamming it up for the cameras. And I had the pleasure of running 100 metres or so with @barryy, way back at the start (@5k), putting me in such a great mood :)
Jayson J Taking this challenge as my personal motivation to achieve my goal to run a sub 4 hours on Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore on 1st December 2013.
I still have enough time to train hard, smart and safely as I want too!
My personal PB so far is 4:24 and completed 3 Full Marathons already.
I will be starting my 16weeks training on 1st Week of August.
Hope this journey will be a good ONE!!
Vaunette C I signed up for my first ever marathon several months ago. Then a friend of mine told me I should be able to qualify for the Boston marathon. For my age bracket I would need to finish in 4 hours flat. Since this would be my first marathon I was just hoping to finish in 4:30 and all the advise I was getting and reading said not to set a time goal. Well the seed had been planted and I'm not one to step around a challenge. I questioned myself, had doubts and hopes. Then race day is upon me, May 18, 2013, I so wanted to finish in 4 hours. The rain began to pour, can I qualify? My friend had said think sub four...more doubt crept in. No, I'm going to give it a shot in spite of the rain. I have trained hard and I want this! I felt pretty good for most of the race. Mile 18 it was getting a bit rougher but I told myself I have run 21 miles in training so suck it up buttercup! Mile 22, just four more miles, can I make it in 4 hours? Mile 24, I just want to stop running, but I am so close. I will get this over with if I just keep running. Don't stop. Don't walk. I can make it in time if I just keep running. Don't look at the finish line, stay focused on moving your feet. I crossed the finished line soaking wet, exhausted, full of emotion and in a time of 3:53:21. I had done it!
Vince S Results are in...Came in 80th place in 3:29:17(45km):
Andrea B Never imagined I would do this so going to take and complete!! Greater Manchester Marathon today 3 hrs 52 mins. So pleased : )
Monica Z Ran the Little Rock Marathon Sunday and made it in 3:43! So pleased that the hard work paid off.
Jane H encouraged this.
Tina B answered the question What's the furthest distance you are going up to in your training?
i dont run more than 16/17 miles in training. I do lots of hill/speed reps during week as well as weights and strength training. My last marathon i knocked 30 mins off pb and ran the whole way fastest miles 15 and 24...
Hamid A encouraged this.
Baldy John - Well I did it 24 years ago... 3hrs 45 mins 12 secs and hoping to run one next year albeit it I'm a lonmg way off even running a 10k at the moment but this is something to aim for again :-)
Bj B This is the first Challenge I signed up for on TribeSports and one my proudest to turn into an Achievement! Went out looking for a sub-4, but took off another 16 just to be sure! 26.2 in 3:43:42!
Brenda D encouraged this.
Rush F Anyone have any suggestions or advice for a first marathon? Here is the training schedule I found. Please comment, good or bad. Thanks
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Km L answered the question What's the furthest distance you are going up to in your training?
Doing 13 to 18 miles every fortnight will do.On other days just do easy run of 6 to 10 miles probably with some tempo run or speed work in between. Strengthen your core and other part of body muscles during your rest...
Scott V logged 6.00 km of Running in 0:32:28 on 2 May 2012
Slowly getting back on my "runners"! Only the 2nd run back and feeling great so far. I have a couple more small runs to take it easy on and then I should be back to full swing. I was told though that I shouldn't do the 32 k run that I was planning for Sunday...but was given the green light to run 1/2 of it on Sat and the other half on Sunday. Sounds good...but still a bit nervous as it's my last major LSD before race day on May 27! I will survive!
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!