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Dec 4, 2015 3:39 PM # 
You could do faster than that, if you cared enough. How much faster? You have to try one to find out. And, if you're like most people, it has to be a race environment, not a long run on your own.

I've tentatively committed to running a marathon with my daughter next fall - if I have no new injuries before then. So it's not very likely to happen :-)
Dec 4, 2015 4:59 PM # 
Yeah, I just meant that the relaxed comfortable pace I was doing (while overdressed, in the dark) would take around 4:30. Last one I did (in 1991?) took around 3:34, with no preparation. Next one is scheduled for around 2031.
Dec 4, 2015 9:51 PM # 
My PR is 4:15, far from a relaxed pace, but it was also Nipmuck. Not sure I'd want to run that far (hard) on pavement. Moot point really, as I'm in no shape to run any sort of real distance these days..
Dec 5, 2015 12:47 AM # 
My Nipmuck PR is 4:04, but it was a few years ago, 1986. Also did a 4:09 in 1989 and a 4:36 in 1985. All quite a long time ago. I think my best road marathon was 3:34 at Boston in 1985, as a bandit.

I found this engaging info (about Nipmuck) on a site called, which has all the race results at Nipmuck since the first year it was run, 1984.
Dec 5, 2015 2:35 AM # 
My only other "marathon" was a few seconds over 6 hours, and a few of you who are reading this (Clint in particular) were there.
Dec 5, 2015 6:17 AM # 
Valley Forge, I presume, in 2007. Though that was longer than a marathon since it was measured point to point. It's the last time I ran the marathon distance.
Dec 5, 2015 6:29 AM # 
Rhonda and I did that. I had forgotten about it.
Dec 5, 2015 6:30 AM # 
Why are you up at 1:30, Charlie? Isn't that even a little early for you to get up?
Dec 5, 2015 12:05 PM # 
Alas, no. I was up for a couple of hours, although I did go back to bed again successfully.
Dec 5, 2015 1:00 PM # 
I've also done nine Rogaines where we covered more than a marathon (measured point to point), and that Gruba Dupa thing was probably around 45 km.
Dec 5, 2015 5:11 PM # 
I compiled all the historical Nipmuck results when I took over as RD of that race a few years ago and uploaded them to Ultrasignup who presently handle race registration for our club. Many of the earlier results were in handwritten form from Nipmuck Dave... I recall seeing Charlies name as well as quite a few appearances by some Gagarin fellow...

Luckily the field size was relatively small in the early years...
Dec 5, 2015 5:21 PM # 
Bless you, Clint. What a fine archive.
Dec 5, 2015 5:31 PM # 
They do a nice job over at UltraSignup...
Dec 5, 2015 5:33 PM # 
Ditto. And they have a bunch of results I'd forgotten about!
Dec 5, 2015 7:03 PM # 
When you've run as many races over as long a career as you have, you're bound to forget a few here and there....

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