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  • Elbert Schmitt

    June 7, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I have made two real attempts at breaking four hours. Unfortunately I feel that both attempts were likely thwarted by weather. In one case, the weather was fine to start but eventually became warm and humid. There was also hydration issues as the course had less hydration than the Track Club would normally provide. This was on top of carrying a handheld bottle that started with a bottle of powerade in it. The other attempt was during the cold and rainy weather which affected me I think. Other races did suggest a race time of four hours was possible. In both cases I used a goal time of just over four hours. I use HMM exclusively. I have used 8 week HMM plans on 50-60 mpw. Which came after summer speed work, rebuilding and half marathon training.