Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Numbers Talk: Pre LA Marathon

Tomorrow I'll be taking on my 6th marathon...good old LA.  Weather looks good and I'm definitely my usual combination of nervous and pumped up.

I've raced 3 out of the last 4 weekends.  Well, Big Sur wasn't really a race for me (4:41:xx)  But the SM 10k (48:11) and the SB Wine Country Half (1:50:00) definitely were.  I took last weekend off in prep for tomorrow and I think I'm ready for a big PR.

The numbers say I'm capable of a sub-4 hour marathon.  That's been my end game for awhile.  I'm planning on going for it.  I'll head out with 9 minute miles and see if I can hold on.  I might even run with the 4:00 pace group - we'll see!

Fingers crossed, but I must admit I'm not entirely sure of this one.  My goals...

A) Sub 4 (ok, I'd take 4:00:00)
B) Sub 4:10
C) Sub 4:20
D) PR (previous 4:28:41)
E) Finish

Is that a first?  5 goals?

I'll let you know how it goes manana!


  1. Leave it all on the line tomorrow Cody! You've shown some great improvement in the last few months. I'm looking forward to the race report!

  2. Good luck tomorrow ! I know you've done a lot of marathons, but remember to go out slowly and stay on pace. ... it's so easy for me to go out feeling good for the first 16-17 mi, and then start fading fast. Keep strong with a 9:09ish mile ! You can do it !

  3. Hey guys - thanks.....but unfortunately today was pretty brutal! RR up! :)



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