|"I had goals. They were evil goals, but they were goals."|
A Goal: 3:34:59 or faster (BQ-10 2014)
B Goal: 3:38:03 or faster (PR)
C Goal: 3:39:59 or faster (BQ-5 2014)
D Goal: 3:44:59 or faster (BQ 2014)
E Goal: 3:59.59 or faster (breaking 4 hours for the 5th time)
F Goal: 4:07:44 or faster (course PR)
G Goal: Dropping out if I'm in as much Piriformis pain as I was from mile 10 - finish in 2011
Goal A should be realistic based on my marathon PR (3:38:04) and my past race performances.*
BUT.... you never know what will happen on race day!
So I'm trying to think about other scenarios. I believe I'll be satisfied as long as I get a BQ for 2014! :) And if I can't do that, I can try again at Three Bridges and/or Disney!
* Race Time Predictor Chart | Women's Race Predictor | Jeff Galloway's Calculator | McMillan's calculator
3:28 - 3:31 potential based on 10K PR
3:30 - 3:32 - 3:33 based on 1/2 marathon PR
3:24 - 3:25 based on 10 miler PR
FYI: If I run the first half of Chicago any faster than 1:48:00, I will be asking for trouble!
I'd like to stay between 1:48-1:52 for the first half. And run 1:46-1:51 for the 2nd half.
SUPER COOL TOOL!
Marathon Time Conversion = Charlottesville Marathon in 3:38:04
Comparing last year's Chicago Marathon with my PR
mile-by-mile spilts for top 4 marathons....