Becoming a runner

While whyiron is becoming a triathlete again, I'm starting to think about becoming a runner for the first time. Using my 10k time from last week, the Ruuners World Pace Calculator predicts a half and marathon time for me as follows:

1500m 7:30
the mile 8:05
3000m(3k) 15:38
3200m(about 2 miles)16:4
5
5000m(5k)26:53
8000m(8k)44:14
5 miles44:30
10,000m(10k)56:02
ten miles1:32:48
a half marathon2:03:33
a marathon4:17:35

These are all remarkably consistent with my training and race times for this year, except I have not attempted a half or full marathon. The time for the half is pretty close to my time in Danbury back in 2006. Which really has me thinking... should I go for the full Austin marathon afterall ?

If I can get my 10k run time down to 52-mins by Christmas, and my 10-mile runs down to 1:30 I should be on pace for a reasonable 1/2 marathon and an acceptable full marathon of 4:10 or maybe sub 4hrs, who knows. But then I've failed on whyiron recent discovery, I'm working on outcome rather than process. Looks like I need a running coach... funny, isn't that one of the strings to your bow whyiron ?
Whoa! My name popped out at me thrice from this post! That'll catch ones eye!

One needs goals, the process focus doesn't totally abandon any notion of competitiveness, drive, setting realistically aggressive goals towards which to train.

Huh, I thought you'd hooked up with Zippy Coach Karen after a couple of her Chi running teaser clinics?
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wish I could keep up with you..
I'm having much the same thought processes although I've already signed up for the Distance Challenge and that by default makes me focus on somehow finishing the Austin Marathon in February. You have loftier goals (meaning, you'll want to race it). C'Mon, let's show people life doesn't end at fifty! :-)
Re: wish I could keep up with you..
It most definitely doesn't end, I'm just hoping my knees don't either ;-)