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« Reply #585 on: September 27, 2019, 06:40:26 pm »
Woot! I’ll be out there. Will you be the guy Rupp and Farah are chasing?

Haha, sadly, that is not me.  :D

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« Reply #586 on: September 28, 2019, 03:13:25 am »
@cander49 Thanks, it’s been a bummer. Also missing the fall hiking/mountain running season. :'(

You’ve been looking FAST, what is your current pr and what are you hoping for? It’ll be interesting to see how the different approach to training this year has worked for you.

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« Reply #587 on: September 30, 2019, 04:51:06 pm »
Thanks. PR is 2:37:45. The obvious goal is sub-6:00 pace because my PR is 6:01 pace. I think taking off more than that is possible, but we'll see. I'm at that point where I'm not able to do much more quality work with only 2 weeks left, so just one more workout this week, then time to rest up, then we'll see where the chips lie!

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« Reply #588 on: September 30, 2019, 08:50:58 pm »
^ My coach in college used to say, "the hay is in the barn".  Two weeks out from a marathon is tough because there is basically nothing you can do to make yourself more fit but a ton you can do to sabotage yourself.

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« Reply #589 on: October 03, 2019, 02:53:44 am »
Words of wisdom! The last week of a taper is rough.

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« Reply #590 on: October 10, 2019, 05:20:35 pm »
@cander49 looks like PR weather should be low 40’s to start and top in the low 50’s with some cloud cover.

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« Reply #591 on: October 10, 2019, 05:31:23 pm »
Thanks, yeah, temps are looking great. I'm a bit concerned with wind, but hopefully it won't be too bad!

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« Reply #592 on: October 11, 2019, 03:41:48 pm »
Sending vibes to make sure it’s all at your back.

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« Reply #593 on: October 12, 2019, 09:25:15 am »
Kipchoge does it! 1:59:40. Impressive effort!

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« Reply #594 on: October 12, 2019, 03:31:24 pm »
1:59 Challenge for anyone interested.  Pretty incredible regardless of the controlled scenario. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrc3XCtBGtWErZUVVvn15jQ

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« Reply #595 on: October 12, 2019, 06:53:03 pm »
@BloodnThunder think we will see him go sub 2 at a sanctioned race? The mental barrier has been broken...

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« Reply #596 on: October 12, 2019, 07:27:05 pm »
@BloodnThunder think we will see him go sub 2 at a sanctioned race? The mental barrier has been broken...

I don’t think he’ll quite get there.  You’d basically have to get him and Kenenisa Bekele to agree to work together for 41 out of 42k before actually racing each other, build a field of world class rabbits that can take both of them through at least 35-37K at sub two pace, and have perfect conditions weather wise on race day.

Based on what the organizers have determined and used for the two attempts a race like Berlin would have to have at least five rabbits able to run sub 2 pace for a roughly an hour and 45 minutes.  The odds that five rabbits would even have good enough of a day to hold that pace for that long is really slim.  Then you have to bank on your two racers being able to hold it for another 14ish minutes while not executing any race tactics until the last 2.5 minutes.  One surge with 5k to go could blow it for both of them.

I think that’s the beauty of the feat at this point though.  Only one man in history has been able to achieve it even under conditions not WR ratifiable.  It gives it a bit of a superhuman quality.




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« Reply #597 on: October 14, 2019, 02:30:45 pm »
Good points. While he is ‘only’ 1:40 off, that’s a lot of time to take out in reality.
Saw the female world record was set this weekend as well at Chicago. @cander49 has now run two races where a wr was set, so he must be the X factor. :)

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« Reply #598 on: October 14, 2019, 02:47:37 pm »
That women's WR came as way more of a shock to me than the sub 2 by Kipchoge.  It had been totally untouchable for over 16 years and then all of a sudden, smashed.  Unfortunately, it makes me very skeptical of the legitimacy.

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« Reply #599 on: October 14, 2019, 06:53:53 pm »
Where do you think the failure is? Doping?
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