As you all know, marathon #3 is just eight days away. And as you also know, this will be the first time that I run a marathon injury-free AND full of potential.
So, since I don't have a good sense of how long it will take me to finish, I (with the help of Shelly) thought it would be fun to have contest to see who can best predict my marathon finish time. Fun, right?
Here's the scoop. I am going to give you a bunch of statistics about my training, past performances, etc. Then you use that information to make your best guess on my finish time, down to the second. And the person who is closest (either over or under) will walk away with this ...
(Note: if somehow there is a tie, those names will go into a hat and a winner will be randomly selected.)
Current Marathon PR: 5:06:38 (injured)
Current Half Marathon PR: 1:58:02
Current 5K PR: 24:09
Average mileage for the past 16 weeks: 42.9 miles per week
Long runs - 20+ miles: 3
(20 @ 10:41 pace, 22 @ 10:11 pace, 24.8 @ 10:44 pace)
So, are you in? Good. Once you have determined my finish time, become a follower (if you already aren't) and leave me a comment with your answer.
Entries will be selected until Friday, October 15th (the day before the race) and the winner will be announced some time in the day or two after the race. Probably.