To celebrate this exciting time I am having a contest! I know, I don't really do that sort of thing but now seems like a great time to start.
So here is the deal!
A year ago I met my now friend Leslie at Maine Coast- she is the tall one in this pic!
|Many running friends, mostly short ones...|
|Wins at racing and being awesome! (I mean look at those tights!)|
But, it got me thinking....!
SO, in honor of Leslie's return to marathoning and attempt to BQ I am having a really spectacular contest (with prizes!)
Can you guess what her marathon finish time will be for the race on Sunday???
If you can, you win. Easy, right? Channel your inner me.
I am a fan of data so here is some:
-She ran Race The Runways half marathon in April in 1:33:30
-She has run some big mileage during this cycle, at fast paces (tempo runs in the low 7's, mile repeats in the upper 6's, long runs at a sub 8 pace. Really impressive stuff. Her final long run was 17 miles at a 7:43 pace. Speedy.)
-She needs a sub 3:40 to qualify for Boston- or a sub 3:35 to get her 5 minute security blanket.
Leave me a comment below with your best guess. One per person please!
If you happen to be an anonymous user please let me know who you are or I will keep your prize if you win!
Winner will be announced with pomp and circumstance next Monday, after the spectacular race weekend has wrapped up. (more later on what the prize/s are. let's just say that there will be candy and maybeeee a little Oiselle thrown in for good measure!)
I won't be able to watch the victorious finishes of my friends as I will be bringing up the rear of the pack- I am running the double (half and full marathons) and have no delusions of grandeur. But more on that later..
For now, let the guessing begin!!!