Seeking to run a sub 3 marathon?
A few things you have to keep in mind is getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
A sub 3 hour marathon is a time very few runners achieve around the world each year.
What does it take to run a sub 3 marathon?
The pace needed to break 3 hours for the marathon is 6:50 per mile or 4:15 per kilometer.
I wish there was an easier way to achieve the type of fitness needed to do this but there isn’t.
It takes commitment and focus of which many athlete simply don’t have the patience for.
How Far Are You From The Sub 3 Marathon?
The key to breaking 3 hours for the marathon is to get accustomed to the goal race pace needed in order to achieve it.
A hidden gem I was taught was to increase the speed of my long runs.
This one tactic alone helped me drop my marathon best from 2:43:36 to 2:19:35.
It took immense work and dedication to drop 21 minutes off a marathon time that is already quite fast.
2:43:36 is still averaging 6:14 per mile or 3:52 per kilometer.
How did I get from averaging 6:14/3:52 per K to 5:19/3:18 per K pace?
Quality over Quantity
A drastic change in training mindset and methodology.
An enormous amount of patience and being tenacious.
Remember, you have what it takes to break 3 hours.
It is a commitment, mindset and preparation task that you have to believe you can achieve.
The new Sub 3 Hour Marathon Pro has now launched and we are taking in students from around the world who want to become a 2:59:59 marathoner.
Recovery Is Just As Important
I have lost count over the years of athletes I have known you who did incredible workouts yet still missed breaking the sub 3 marathon.
It isn’t just about the workouts.
What are you doing the other hours of your 24 hour day?
Is your drive and focus just as high for your nutrition, fluid intake and sleep?
Are you letting a J.O.B. get the best of you?
Stress does play a big factor in athletic performance.
There is good and bad stress that can worth with or against us.
Good stress is doing a 18-22 mile long run and allowing oneself to recover jogging 2 days afterward. I’m talking granny slow.
If the 2:11 Kenyan marathoners can jog painfully slow on their easy days then so can you.
The sub 3 marathon is only achieved when you have a legitimate training schedule in place and you perfect your taper.
The Sub 3 Hour Marathon Pro course is the most intensive training program for athletes who want to run 2:59:59 or better for the distance.
It is a self-development course coupled with the exact tactics needed to break 3 hours for the marathon.
Sub 3 Marathon Pace
What is needed to make 6:50 per mile or 4:15 per kilometer pace feel easier?
The body takes approximately 21 days or 3 weeks to adapt to any stress load you place upon it.
If you take 2 months off from running don’t expect to jump in the first week and be running 6:30 mile pace.
I wish it worked like that but it doesn’t. Not for you or me.
I’ve held 5:19 per mile for the marathon distance and when I take time off I’m out there running 7:30-8:00 mile pace.
I could care less if it was 10:00 mile pace in the early stages of my build up.
What counts is are you out consistently day in, day out, week in, week out, month in, month out preparing.
There are no shortcuts to running a sub 3 marathon.
Gradually extending the amount of time you spend at or below 6:50 mile/4:15 kilometer pace is going to make the difference.
It doesn’t happen overnight by there are ways and strategies you can follow to absolutely demolish the sub 3 hour marathon barrier.
My goal is to ensure you break the sub 3 marathon.
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