Runner’s World Smart Coach says I should be able to run a marathon in 4:19:22.
I know I’m still a long ways away from race day, but just for giggles last weekend I punched in my four-miler race time from April (I actually used the 5K split because 4M wasn’t an option) and the 12/2 race date, and it spit out a 26-week training plan leading up to a 4:19:22 finish. This plan included SEVEN 20-mile training runs.
That Smart Coach… he’s a real hoot.
I’ll do this again in about six more weeks and see if he wants to be serious yet.