Friday, June 5, 2009

New Toy

I went a little crazy with the Running Times Calculator...

Potential marathon times based on previous races:

Race / Time = Equivalent Marathon Time / Pace
5k (28:18) = 4:36:41, 10:33/mile
10k (58:38) = 4:35:11, 10:30/mile
10 miler (January- 1:51:36) = 5:16:04, 12:03/mile
10 miler (April-1:40:18) = 4:44:05, 10:50/mile
Half marathon (2:28:07) = 5:10:07, 11:50/mile
20 miler (training run- 3:30:00**) = 4:42:48, 10:47/mile

**I added some extra time to account for the water stops on race day**

Another way to predict your time is to take your 10k and multiply it by 4.65:

58:38 x 4.65 = 4:54:38 marathon (272.6 minutes)

I like what I'm some sub 5:00:00's in there! To set goals or not set goals, that is the question?

And now I have a way to keep track of my pace...


My parent's gave me a brand, spankin' new Garmin Forerunner 305 as an early birthday present...they wanted me to have it for my marathon!

Thanks, Mom and Dad!

I'm going to give it a whirl this afternoon.


  1. Eeek a sub-5:00 would be incredible! I couldn't do it!

    Yay for a new toy! I can't wait to hear how you like it!

  2. That is such a cool gift...I have no idea what it is or what is does (lol...I'm trying here) but it looks pretty awesome

  3. d.a.r-- I don't think I can do it either!:)

    Cristina-- hahaha, thanks!

  4. You will love the Garmin. Its the best training tool I've purchased, by far. Congrats!!

  5. OOOOHHHH! New toys.

    Congrats. I can't live without my Garmin.