4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Loving this issue of Runners World

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Lot’s of great New York City Marathon coverage in the November 2008 issue of Runners World.

I’m only 25 pages into the issue and there is already an article about the Judd Ehrlich documentary about Fred Lebow, ‘backstory’ sidebar about Mary Wittenberg, links to coverage on runnersworld.com, and what looks to be several features related to the marathon.

My favorite little tidbit, though, was in the Ask Miles column. Not related to the NYC Marathon, but rather my goal of ‘mediocrity’.ย  The mean finishing time in 2007 for men’s marathons was 4:20, and 4:49 for women.ย ย  So, it sounds about right, if I can finish in 4:30, I’m right in the mediocre range!


Written by SCL

October 6, 2008 at 7:01 pm

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