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20 miles with almost 5k elevation. Just shy of my 50 mile goal so may do a short run in the morning if the rains aren't too bad.
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10 miles on single track. Mostly first tracks from 3 more inches of snow.
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8.2 miles.  The new watch is a lot of fun so far.  It seems the GPS only runs while recording so you can wear it as a smart watch to get messages if you leave bluetooth on.  That is not my intention but it kind of cool.  Also the watch was setup initially to vibrate a lap at every mile but I can see how on longer runs it could become an annoyance.

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The usual 1870 m in 08:23.
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7.7 miles this afternoon.  Finally completed this route in under an hour though I wasn't trying to do that, it just happened.

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9.3 miles today.
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6.6 miles this morning.

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5 miles yesterday morning
post #12099 of 12850
5 miles with a little bit of marathon pace thrown in. I still need to find something more than a 10k to train for...
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6.2 miles
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Does anyone know of a flat fast course for a marathon during the summer? I'd prefer cool dry weather at low elevation (I live at 5300 feet... Might as well get some benefit from the altitude training!). I'm looking for something before the the Boston Qualification window closes for next year (early September as I recall). This will be my first year in the new age group!

 

I have kind of a crappy base right now because of a month off due to a sprained ankle. But I think I can ramp up reasonably quickly. Whether or not I can convince my body to run a marathon 34 minutes faster than my PR is another question... 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

Does anyone know of a flat fast course for a marathon during the summer? I'd prefer cool dry weather at low elevation (I live at 5300 feet... Might as well get some benefit from the altitude training!). I'm looking for something before the the Boston Qualification window closes for next year (early September as I recall). This will be my first year in the new age group!

 

I have kind of a crappy base right now because of a month off due to a sprained ankle. But I think I can ramp up reasonably quickly. Whether or not I can convince my body to run a marathon 34 minutes faster than my PR is another question... 

 

Few that I know of / have heard about (I'm not a marathoner so take this all with a grain of salt):

 

Light at the End of the Tunnel in Washington in June. On smooth gravel road instead of asphalt/concrete but told it is still a very fast course.

 

Rockies in Denver in July. Starts at 10k finishes at 5k. Steady downhill the entire way. My old boss used this race as a BQ some time ago even though he never raced at elevation.

 

Edmonton Marathon in August. I've heard great things about this race and it's in Canada... so that probably counts for something. 

 

There is one near Chicago in early September that is supposedly a really big/important BQ event but I cant think of the name of it and my Google fu is failing me this morning.

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That race in the Rockies looks like the way to go though it is sure to be a quad killer.  I am still in the <35 age group and a 3:05 seems out of reach seeing as you have to beat that by a few minutes to have a chance to get into Boston.  I can't imagine how I would train for that sort of downhill race other than a lot of squats.

post #12104 of 12850

Damn, that thing looks like a quad-killer for sure... The race is in mid-June though, and I'm not sure I can peak for a marathon in three months after not running much for the past few months. My BQ standard is 3:15, so I'm aiming for a sub 3:10 time. Maybe if I do a whole lot of trail running around here, I can get the quads good to go by then. I'll have to consider it. :cheers:

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Just to further torture me, I just heard an ad on the radio for the Revel Rockies Marathon complete with a $20 discount (promo code RADIO if anyone is interested).
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