Some of the newer Garmin devices have a cool feature that predicts your time for certain races. I have been looking at this metric on an off for the last 8 months but with increasing frequency as I get closer to my upcoming marathon. I also found an interesting thread on Reddit about the topic.
At this point the watch has a lot of my recent running data so it should be fairly “tuned” in to me. I would love to think I could run a 3:27 but I think that may bit faster than I can pull off. Although, it has me thinking, if I am feeling good maybe I shouldn’t slow my pace too much!
3 more sleeps until race day!
For the record, here are my goals
A: 3:42 or faster, I think this gets me the cushion I need (3 min) to get into Boston.
B: 3:45-3:43, This gets me a BQ but not a mostly-guaranteed spot.
C: >3:45, this gets me nothing but a marathon finish, which is something in itself!