skyblue46 wrote: »
I'll have to get a Garmin that shows VO2 max. The app I use has me at 42! I know it would be low considering my fitness level but I have never gotten over 51 on it.
ariana` wrote: »
Garmin has me 8-9 points higher than Runalyze if that gives you any indication! I don't imagine either of them are very accurate but like with most things it's the trend i look at and if it's upward then that's good.
mister paul wrote: »
Runalyze uses a manual correction factor when determining VO2max. You can just set it to 1 under "Configuration -> General Settings", then on the popup, click on "VO2max estimation" and enter a value of 1 for it. The values still won't be the exact same as Garmin, but they should be much closer.
skyblue46 wrote: »
Best of luck on Sunday A. The training has gone great and there's no reason not to nail that BQ. Run well.
Pomplamousse wrote: »
Best of luck on Sunday:)
Unthought Known wrote: »
Dublin Marathon 2019
With my big birthday next year this was my first chance to attempt a qualifying time for Boston 2021. Well, the first racewhere I had a realistic chance. 3:25 is the qualifying time, but I knew that you needed to be 1:39 faster for 2020. Hopefully it's not a massive change for 2021. Anyway, I trained for 3:20 and that was the A goal here.
Woke up very early on Sunday with a sore throat. What the hell? No problem though, I felt great and it wouldn't affect my race. Porridge and half a bagel for breakfast along with 250ml of Hi5 drink. Got the first Luas into town, all very relaxed. Even the delay going through the bag check didn't worry me. Stripped to shorts, kept the old hoodie on, dropped the bag in and headed for the wave 1 start area. Time seemed to fly here and before I knew it we were starting.10K: 48:37 (plan 48:16). Stage Pos 2932
I'd made a pace band for a conservative first 7 miles with the first being 7:48. I hung back from the 3:20 pacers, but was surprised how boxed in I was in the first mile. Decided to just bide my time, but I crossed mile 1 in 8:07. 20 seconds down on plan. The rest of this first section was pretty much on plan, but I decided not to try and make up any of that 20 seconds while climbing. Took a few sips of water and a gel at the first water station, but skipped water at mile 5. As we passed the 10K mat I already knew I was in much better shape than last year.20K: 1:35:49 (plan 1:35:17). Stage Pos 2710
Up through Casteltknock, the crowds at Myos were amazing once again. On plan again for these miles. I picked up the pace a bit going down Tower Hill and again through the park. Nothing mad though, I was still happy enough to be slightly behind plan and didn't want to burn myself out. Gels at miles 7 and 10.
Took it easy up St Laurences hill and was surprised how many people were powering past me. I took my time at the top before getting back up to planned pace.30K: 2:23:25 (plan 2:22:19) - Half 1:40:45 (plan 1:40:30). Stage Pos 2442
I was pretty sure my watch showed 1:41:xx as I went through halway, but maybe that was just me. Slowed down too much in mile 14 up Crumlin Rd, logging 7:59 on the watch. Again, I wasn't too stressed here, still feeling very strong and just preparing for the faster stretch from Walkinstown to Milltown. I didn't however pick up the pace enough. I still felt good, but I was averaging 7:37 splits where my plan here was for around 7:32. Gels at 13 and 16.40K: 3:11:18 (plan 3:09:00). Stage Pos 2102
I flew threw Orwell Rd/Park, down through Milltown and onto Clonskeagh Rd with 3 miles at 7:27, 7:26, 7:36. Saw the family by the Dropping Well and even they said I was flying. I had planned to ease off a little on mile 22, but this turned out to be a 7:56 mile, slower than planned. Now my hamstrings were really feeling it. Up heartbreak hill and as I ran down Fosters I could feel my legs running out of energy. Miles 23 and 24, were at 7:42 pace, but it was a struggle to keep that going. I was passing plenty of people on this stretch though and that gave me the incentive to keep pushing. Last 2 gels at 19 and 21.Finsh: 3:22:10 (plan 3:19:30). Chip Pos 2054
Turning onto Merrion Rd I noticed straight away a breeze was against us. That was a real "oh sh*t" moment. Running on empty at this stage, hamstrings burning,but the BQ time kept me pushing. Crowds were amazing here. Better than previous years? All I could manage though were miles of 7:58, 7:53 and the final 0.35 miles (according to watch) at 7:37 pace.
So, a 5:41 PB and a time that should hopefully be good enough for Boston 2021. I can honestly say I left everything out there and couldn't have done any more. In hindsight though I think I should have started with the 3:20 pacers and at least let them lead me through the first 2 miles on pace. Maybe having them in view would have pulled me along as I definitely allowed myself to drift off pace at various points. The sore throat has now turned into a cough & cold, but the legs are starting to recover.
Plans: A couple of weeks with no running at all. I'm then in for Donedea 50K in February, but that's just to finish, hopefully in around 4:30-4:45. I might look to do Manchester again in April (or maybe Rotterdam) to get that BQ time down a bit more on a flatter course. Oh, apparently I'm entering a lottery for DCM as well.
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skyblue46 wrote: »
Brilliant stuff A. Great strong run. I gave you a shout near the end but you were in the pain zone. Best of luck getting into Boston with it. Hopefully it will be enough. That PB is dropping in chunks, well done.
The Black Oil wrote: »
Good stuff there. I know Murph_D was asking for ye in the pub.
Time of year with the throat and cough.