It’s back!! Less than 2 weeks to go til the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly Half, time for the guessing game to start.
Realistic guesses please! To help with that, here’s a little data…
In terms of predictors for now…my Club Champs 5M time predicts 1:40:25. Keeping in mind that was a hilly course and on a hot/humid day and I wasn’t really tapered…with the flat course, and being a little further along in training, I’m hoping I can better that prediction a little bit.
In comparison, 2008’s Club Champs 5M time predicted 1:46:30 and I ran 1:42:20 that year…and in 2009 the Club Champs 5M time predicted 1:42:41 and I actually ran 1:37:36.
Orrrrr…if you want to go by paces per mile-in 2008 I ran 7:38 pace at Club Champs and 7:48 pace in the half. 2009, ran 7:21 pace at Club Champs and 7:27 pace in the half. 2011, I ran 7:12 pace at Club Champs and ??? pace for the half…?
As always, one of the choices I feel is very unrealistic, but I felt I had to put it in anyway.
My goals for this race…would like a PR, definitely want under 1:40 to prove that time 2 years ago was not a fluke (is it me, or am I having to prove that a lot of times aren’t flukes…) And wouldn’t mind hitting the NYCM/NYC Half qualifying standard of 1:37 or better (provided that does not get changed)
Vote early. But do not vote often-I once again fixed it so certain people won’t try and stuff the ballot box…you all know who you are!
Thanks for playing!