Dave Poggi of Toronto, Ontario set a new PR at the Berlin Marathon. His official time of 2:53:54 was just over a 2-minute improvement and only 1-minute off his plan projected time. According to his Garmin data on VDOT O2 Dave’s final 5k was his fastest with most of his fastest splits all coming in the last 5km! [Full Results]
Dave trained hard for this race peaking close to 100km per week. He earned this and afterwards discussed the fruits of his labor:
It was a wet day and I was taking poor tangents to try and get a good grip on the roads so I ran almost a full extra km. I had a slow first half but 20K on I felt amazing and had a 3 min negative split. I’ve never felt so good in a marathon. I probably had more to give in the first half based on how fresh I was the 2nd half but overall I’m very happy. The training plan was amazing. I felt great the day after too. My legs are a bit sore but it’s the best I’ve ever felt post marathon. Excited to build off this and sign up for another program once I get back to it.