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davepowell Rookie 2 posts since
Oct 30, 2010
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Oct 30, 2010 5:06 AM

what's a realistic pace for my marathon based on this training?

Hi everyone,


I'm looking for a bit of advice, thanks for taking the time to read this!


I've run 4 marathons, the last and fastest at 3:40. I've increased my  training this year and have run the following times while training 40-50  miles per week:


  • 10K     -- 42:45
  • 10M    -- 74:15
  • 13.1M -- 1:37:15
  • 20M    -- 2:37:15


I have 9 weeks until the Xiamen Marathon (in China). It's a flat and  cool course, with temperatures in the 50's. I will run 4 more 20M+  training runs before tapering.


What is a realistic pace to try and keep during the actual marathon,  based on this training? Any advice would be most appreciated!!!






  • DWilson1956 Rookie 6 posts since
    Jul 2, 2009

    it's hard to say what a good pace for you will be.

    do you have a goal time in mind?

    how long ago was the 1/2 mar & how similar a course?

    with a PR of 3;40, are you looking for something in the 3;25ish range?

    which would be in the 7;45ish range?

    keep up the 20+ runs, & dont change anything too drastically.

    DONT go out too fast, try to run even splits. about 1;42 at the 1/2way mark.

    and drink at EVERY water station.

    let me know if you have any specific questions?

    let me know how you finish!

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