So, I left the platform, ran home, dropped off my camera and left for the round trip run to Navy Pier to do my Marathon Race Predictor Run.
Marathon Predictor Run:
According to Mcmillan Running there are "3 Best Marathon Predictor Workouts:"
The first one is the "Fast Finish Long Run." The fast finish long run is when you run the first 8 miles of your 16 mile long run at steady running pace, then over the last 8 miles of your run, you run faster and faster. The "average" over the last 8 miles is the pace you can likely sustain for the marathon.
Here are my mile splits from my 16 miler to Navy Pier and back. The final 8 will be used to predict my Boston Marathon pace:
First set of 8 (warmup): 8:05,7:44,7:43,7:22,7:21,7:27, 7:22, 7:28 = 7:34.
2nd set of 8 (marathon predictors): 7:30,6:58,7:01,7:10,6:57,7:01,6:59,6:49 = 7:03.
Hey, I know what time a 7:03/mile marathon will be. It is the same time I ran the LA Marathon last year. 3 hours and 5 minutes. What a coincidence! I am pretty much in the same shape as I was last year at this time!
So, if all goes well, I should be able to run around a.... 3:05 Marathon!