After running a solid half marathon this past weekend, I couldn't help but to plug my time into the McMillan Running Pace Calculator to see what kind of time I could expect if I trained for a marathon.
The results were satisfying.
Basically, this means if I can retain the same level of fitness and train for a marathon with the same speed and determination that I trained for the half I am capable of running a 4:00:26 marathon.
When I saw this one thought ran (no pun intended) through my head:
Running a sub-4 hour marathon this year (either NYC or Richmond) is totally doable.
There you have it --- my reach goal for 2012... to run a sub-4 hour marathon.
My plan at this point in time is to maintain my level of fitness throughout the spring so that when I start training for my marathon in the early part of the summer I'll have a good base - mileage and speed-wise.
My fall 2012 marathon is going to be EPIC.