Find My Marathon‘s Marathon Pace Converter is my new best friend. You plug in your latest marathon time along with which race it was and you pick up to 3 different races to compare. It tells you what your predicted finish time will be (assuming you have a similar training schedule). It compares the course profile, weather, etc.
So, I picked my Colfax Marathon time of 3:49 (back in May). It’s not my PR (3:42), but it is my latest marathon time. I then chose 3 different races to see what my estimated finish times would be: Chicago Marathon (just because), Detroit Marathon (come on BQ) and California International Marathon (for fun).
Here is why it is my new best friend!!!
Did you see that number in the middle?? It said that I could run a 3:28!! Now, that’s what I’m talking about!! How cool would that be!!! It also tells me that the CIM might be worth looking into as well… Hmmm. Now, I can’t really imagine running a 3:28, but hey a girl can dream! If the stars align on Oct 21st I will be crazy happy with a 3:39!
If nothing else, this site is good for the ego. Just like if I was out with my girls chatting about how my running was going (the ups and the downs) and they would yell back at me “You’ve Got This!” or “You’re a Rockstar!”
FYI, I registered for Detroit International Marathon Sunday night hours before it closed. Nothing like waiting to the last minute! Woo-Hoo!
Try the Marathon Pace Converter out and tell me what you think.