2:59 !!!

November 17, 2018

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesMartin's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2018
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Neunkirchen,Germany

Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My marathons:

Merzig (04/09/05): 3:56:41

Cologne (05/09/11): 3:26:16

Frankfurt (07/10/28): 3:17:16

Essen (09/09/11): 3:23:34

Frankfurt (18/10/28): 3:16:46

Personal Bests:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:16:46 (2018)

last 5 races:

17/09/16: 10k 43:00 (19th overall, 5.M35)

18/06/17: 5,5k 21:50 (triathlon-relay)

18/09/22: 10k 39:58 (17th overall, 2.M35)

18/10/07: HM 1:29:14 (30th overall, 7.M35)

18/10/28: M 3:16:46 (2083rd overall, 384.M35)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running more than 2000 miles in 2019
  • 10k < 39:00
  • HM < 1:27
  • M < 3:10

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Staying healthy and enjoying running
  • Repeating my mantra again and again: Think less, run more, train smart, race better!
  • Running a marathon in 2:59 in 2020

Personal:

married, two children, born 1981, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 16.40 Month: 16.40 Year: 1569.93
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.070.000.000.0020.07

2:59 hrs easy

Fighting with a light cold, but it's not that I feel bad. So I decided to start the run and see how I feel. I thought so much about it that I came into a "Forrest Gump-mode". I said: "I came until this point, so I can run to the next" and so on. The first loop was about 25k...

First run without carbohydrate intake.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sun, Sep 02, 2018 at 11:40:22 from 173.117.129.220

Outstanding trainer....Keep up the great training, the clod will pass and life will return. So Bro Martin, whats with the .07 on the end of that great 20 miler. Did you do that just to hit the top of the Mileage Board :) (: Good Work

From Tom K on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 07:21:37 from 47.201.51.108

Forest Gump mode is fantastic. Great run!

From Rhett on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 10:21:07 from 66.185.237.66

Great long run. Itís cool how the body starts to learn to burn fat and not need the carbs. I do almost all of my runs before eating anything in the morning and without any carbs. Mostly just because it takes less preparation.

From Martin on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 13:44:20 from 93.225.25.63

Thank you all! I appreciate your comments very much!

Those 0,07 miles are because we use kilometers and because I wasn't back at the car when reaching 32 km...

From jtshad on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 07:45:17 from 141.221.191.225

Part of the purpose for the 20 miler for marathon prep is to have your body and mind learn how to use and process the carbs and be able to handle the intake and not create other issues (upset stomach, etc.). Learning the signs your body sends on when to take aid is a big purpose for the long run. Carb depletion on a 20 miler is really not necessary.

From Martin on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 12:50:23 from 93.225.25.63

Thank you! You know I appreciate your advice very much. I will try to get the electrolyte-water they will give during the marathon and use it for my long runs. No carb depletion anymore!

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com