Jun 30, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
I've just taken on marathon running recently, and am now working on qualifying for Boston. I ran competatively in college for two years, wasnt half bad (25:00 8K was my best race). Took about 5 years off, and started with half marathons. Have a PR of 85 min. First marathon I ever ran was in December, never ran more than 14 miles. Finished in 4:30, four months later with still little to no long runs, down to 4 hours. Based on my previous times and staying relatively injury free, I believe that I can qualify for Boston within 2 years. I am doing my 20 mile runs now, so I know that is the main component. I have some good workouts, but here is my question. For my workout "pace" should I assume a 3 hour marathon, 4 hour marathon, or somewhere in between. I hate to do 4 hour training, since I feel really good after races I have run, but I hate to do 3 hour training too early and hurt myself. Any advice?