Friday, April 16, 2010

place your bets!

i'm off to boston to hang out with friends and run a few miles (hopefully). let's play guess my time! winner may or may not receive a prize as it seems to take me about a month to finally put something in the mail (just ask aron or diana). but it'll be fun even if i don't ever get around to mailing something right?

a brief summary of my marathoning history, to assist you in making educated estimations:
  • myrtle beach 2006 - 4:03:26 (flat; key training runs: one 12-miler & one 14-miler; a spry 21-year old)
  • baltimore 2006 - 4:01:07 (not-as flat; longest training run: 12 miles; still agile at 22)
  • sunburst 2007 - 3:56:17 (a few 14-16 mile runs; hot temps day of race)
  • chicago 2007 - 4:46:31 (technically this race was cancelled so i was forced to walk like 10 miles to the finish; an aging 23-year old)
  • atlanta 2008 - 3:39:24 (not flat; the first marathon i actually trained for even though i was just using it as a training run for disney; a wise and mature 24-year old)
  • disney 2009 - 4:04:26 (flat; the day after i ran a 1:34 half so... yeah)
  • nyc 2009 - 3:33:02 (trained well for this one, although started having dizzy spells about 3-4 weeks before the race)
  • boston 2010 - ?:??:??
place your bets! get 'em in before monday at 10am est - no cheating allowed! :o)
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42 comments :

  1. 3:45:00

    Judging it down a bit only because you have struggled with vertigo and it's a hilly course

    HAVE FUN!

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  2. Hmm, not as well trained as NYC and a tough course I think but more experienced than previous marathons...maybe 3:51:09. Or not.

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  3. 3:46:00-3:48:00 - only because it is a tough course.

    All the best, girl! Do us proud!

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  4. My highly "educated" guess is:
    4:03:14.

    I'm looking for another chocolate bunny to come my way! (lol)
    Best of luck, be safe and have a great time!

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  5. 3:49... Good luck, you're going to have a blast!

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  6. 3:43:21 Good luck :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. 3:59:33


    :)

    Have fun...can't wait to track you!

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  8. Not reading any other comments before I throw this out there... 3:52:24. No matter what, I hope you enjoy the experience!

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  9. 3:39:17... best of luck and have a blast!

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  10. 3:47:30.
    Good luck.
    Run strong.
    Enjoy your time in Boston!!!

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  11. This is fun! I am going by the 10 miler you did a while baaaaaaaaaaack, so I say you'll do a 3:32, PR, if you race it, that is! Good luck!!!!

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  12. 3:44:14...a completely random guess! i have sucked at commenting lately but i'm hope i manage to run into you somewhere this weekend! yay boston!

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  13. Good Luck out there! I'm gonna say 3:58:22, but I hope I'm wrong and you hit a 3:40:00

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  14. I think you're going to pull this race right outta your inner-most self and crank out an amazing 3:35. Woohooo, it's almost race time, girl! Let's RUN!!!

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  15. Woo hoo! How exciting! Time to go represent lindsay!

    Based on the fact you really couldn't train all that much lately, I'm saying 4:04:28. Now make me a liar!!!!!!

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  16. 3:38:07 - Just faster than Atlanta, but not quite NYC.

    Good luck! I'll be following you online!

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  17. Oh my God, you are so freaking fast!!! You did a marathon in 3:33!?!

    My guess is 3:52...only because you were not feeling the greatest.

    Good luck to you...I need to add your name to my bloggie Boston gang:) You are going to do great!

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  18. i'm going with a straight up 3:40! :) GOOD LUCK and have fun.

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  19. 3:36:22.

    Don't let me down ;)

    Good luck!

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  20. Best of luck!! Have a great race. I'm going with 3:35.

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  21. 3:45:17

    Good luck!!

    my word verification word is "doerant". Sounds fitting for a sweaty race!

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  22. By now all the good guesses are taken. Rats!!!

    So lets go out on a limb. You start off a bit slow trying to fight through crowds and being caught up with the emotion that is Boston. The slow start makes you feel a little stiff and out of it. But then you look at your mile pace and realize that you are going much faster than you realize. In fact you're on pace to PR! This gives you a second wind. However, you are now going faster than you should and are a bit drained by the time heartbreak hill comes around. You manage to get past it and just decide to stay at a steady pace and enjoy the race from here on out. 3 hours 38 minutes and 57 seconds after starting the race you cross the finish line. Then it hits you: YOU JUST RAN BOSTON! You may not have pr'd, but you realize that you've achieved something few others have and the success of the day is yours!

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  23. I hope yoy have a good race. I see your historical marathons, impresionant!! You're my heroe!!!

    I think you can be about 3:45. You worth it.

    All my love from Spain.

    Good Luck and enjoy your race

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  24. 3:38:13...the average of your NY and Atlanta times, plus an extra 2 minutes for "The hill" and your training difficulties. Heck, you pulled a 3:33 at NY. Hey, maybe it was the "magic GU Gels" I gave you that helped?! Let me know if you need more before Boston. I'll be there with my wife, as you know, to try to find you among the masses, and cheer you on and tell you you're "Looking good" and "Almost there."

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  25. It's Boston baby! You will be great no matter what time!

    I say 3:49:17

    Enjoy yourself and have a great time!

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  26. have a great race, no matter what the time is...

    3:51

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  27. I am sure that you will hit a sub 3:45. It's Boston for starters, and you rock. Best wishes whatever time you have. Qualifying for the darn thing was an accomplishment and getting to the starting line.

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  28. I say 3:45-3:46, but way faster if the vertigo thing was not a factor!

    In any case, go and rock the course! I'll be cheering for you virtually and running with you in spirit!

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  29. I think 3:37...I think you can do NYC again, but I'm giving you a couple of extra minutes for heartbreak hill :) Good luck you are going to be awesome!

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  30. 3:35...

    Lindsey, you are gonna shock the world. Impossible is nothing.

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  31. 3:59:59

    Enjoy! Boston on marathon weekend has an atmosphere like no other, the marathon course is an experience like no other!
    I LOVED every mile of it!!!

    Best of luck

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  32. I'm not the betting type, so I'll forgo any attempt and just say GOOD LUCK! You are my running inspiration and I know you'll do great no matter what :)

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  33. 3:50 just because the course is challenging .. good luck!

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  34. 3:33 because you're gonna surprise yourself!

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  35. Ooops, sorry I mis(spelled) your name, LindsAy. I'm still sticking with 3:35

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  36. okay so i have no idea but i am going with 3:57:21 Have fun and good luck

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  37. I'm guessing 3:42:36
    But really, the time doesn't matter since your running BOSTON!!!! Not that I'm jealous or anything.

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  38. WELL I missed the opportunity to guess...I hope the course treated you well.

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