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  • #1436

    Anonymous

    I’m happy to say I finally ran a descent marathon. 3rd overall in 2:46:19. This is a five minute PR for me but I’ll admit my previous marathon PR was soft.

    here are most of my splits by mile

    1 – 6:17

    2 – 6:18

    3 – 6:16

    4 – 5:55

    5 – 6:02

    6 – 6:06

    7 – 6:09

    8 – 6:10

    9 – 6:17

    10 – 6:15 1:01:45

    11 – 6:04

    12 – 6:13

    13 – 6:12 – first half in 1:21

    14 – 6:13

    15 – 6:19

    16 – 6:14

    17 – 6:19

    18 – 6:11

    19 – 6:20

    20 – 6:23 2:04:13

    21 – ?

    22 – ?

    23 – 6:38

    24 – 6:43

    25 – 6:48

    26 – 6:56

    .2 – 1:44

    Started out according to plan except for miles 4 and 5 but pulled it back together. Felt pretty stong through 21-22 miles and hung on from there.

    I was in either 5th or 6th for most of the race. Was passed by the 2nd place finisher at around 18 miles. I passed #’s 4,5 and 6 between 22 and 25 miles. Winner ran 2:33, second place was 2:41.

    Overall can’t complain about the conditions. There was a pretty nasty cross wind and minor head wind for parts of the race but temps were ideal at around 45-52 degrees.

    Thanks for all the great advice and support leading up.

  • #14301

    Zeke
    Member

    Great job, Steve. Thanks for sharing. Was that last 10k into the wind? Even though you slowed, you were still able to catch a few guys.

  • #14302

    Anonymous

    Congrads! that is awesome to break 2:50 in a big way! fun to see your race report very motivating!

    Woody

  • #14303

    randys
    Participant

    It sounds like your race qualifies as a ‘descent marathon’!

    Great Job. A 5 minute PR is super. Too bad about the wind. To finish in the top 3 must have felt great.

    Randy

  • #14304

    Anonymous
    Zeke wrote:
    Great job, Steve. Thanks for sharing. Was that last 10k into the wind? Even though you slowed, you were still able to catch a few guys.

    These were slower due to the wind but mostly because I was struggling. I had to dig down and it helped that I had someone right on my A__. Fortunately, I was struggling less than the guys I passed. The guys I passed ran pretty significant positive splits. The guy who won ran with me for the first six miles and then took off. I bet he ran the 2nd half 5 minutes faster. The guy in second ran slightly negative splits and a strong tactical race. I was 1:21, 1:25. One guy flew out of the gates and lead for at least the first half. I thought he was either going under 2:20 or would crash. He crashed pretty hard. I was surprised to see runners at the end. I ran pretty much solo from 6-22 except for the guy who passed me at 18. The race had a turn around at 21 so I knew exactly what I was up against which was nice.

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