Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Boston Preliminary Report

I'll post a complete report within a couple days.

Date: 4/21/2008 10:02 AM
Type: Race
Course: Boston Marathon
Distance: 26.2 miles
Duration: 2:57:47
Pace: 6:48 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 (White/Orange #2)
Weight: 154 lb
Misc: Quality: 9/10, Effort: 9/10
Field Placement: 961
Age group: 18 – 39
Group Placement: 690
Gender Placement: 927
Weather: 51° F, Sunny
Notes: My GPS would not keep a signal at all for some reason today, but I managed just fine pacing myself without it. I went into this marathon very relaxed and made up my mind to not worry about it.

I felt like I really had something left at the end and wonder if I could have picked up the pace sooner. My pace band was for 2:58:30 and I really was trying for under 3 hrs. This is a PR by 4:11.

I really enjoyed this marathon. A great experience and will post a full report later.

M1 - 7:14
M2 - 6:40
M3 - 6:47
M4/5 - 13:32 (6:46 avg) - missed the 4 mile marker - took Accel Gel at 4 miles
M6 - 6:39
M7 - 6:40
M8 - 6:47 - Accel gel
M9 - 6:45
M10 - 6:55
M11 - 6:49
M12 - 6:46 - Accel gel
M13 - 6:50
M14 - 6:42
M15 - 6:51
M16 - 6:37
M17/18 - 14:00 (7:00 avg) - missed the mile 17 marker (Accel gel at 17 miles)
M19 - 6:47
M20 - 7:02
M21 - 7:06 (Heartbreak incline. This is really overrated in my opinion.)
M22 - 6:33 (I decided to pick up the pace a little at this point.)
M23 - 6:35 - Accel gel - forgot to take at 22 miles
M24 - 6:36
M25 - 6:39
M26 - 6:32
0.1 - 1:19 (6:35 pace)

Official Checkpoints:
5K - 0:21:21
10K - 0:42:21
15K - 1:03:19
20K - 1:24:37
Half - 1:29:10
25K - 1:45:38
30K - 2:07:00
35K - 2:28:24
40K - 2:48:53
Finish - 2:57:47
Finish Pace - 6:47
2nd Half - 1:28:37
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