Erin Palmer was looking for a big PR in LA this past weekend after her 4:22 performance in NYC. Her training was consistent all winter and her plan projected about a 3:58. Once the weather forecasts turned grim we adjusted her goal time to about 4:05, or the equivalent effort in about 72 degree heat, using the VDOT Calculator.
Voila! Her official time was 4:05:11 for a 17-minute PR in very unkind marathon conditions. After the race Erin commented, “It was a warm day and a hard marathon- lots of Hills. Got the redemption after last years 4:22. Ready to break 4 on the next one!”