Sunday, November 23, 2008

Philadelphia Marathon

Ran the Philadelphia Marathon today.  At 7 AM start, it was 25 degrees F.  I decided to wear shorts.  On top, I wore a wicking long-sleeve, a Mizuno wind vest, a fleece hat & polypro gloves.  I didn't feel warmed up until about an hour into the race.  My legs remained fairly cold until after the mile 20 turnaround, that put our faces into the rising sun, plus it was a couple hours later.  This was the first marathon - or any race that I can remember - where the volunteers had to warn people as they approacehed water stations about the ice on the ground from the spilled water and Gatoraid.

I took 2-mile splits:
2 @ 14:19 = 7:10/mi
4 @ 29:51 (15:32) (4th mile was marked long)
6 @ 42:55 (13:04) (5th mile was short) = 7:24/mi
10 @ 1:12:57 (30:01) = 7:30/mi
12 @ 1:27:29 (14:32) = 7:16/mi
14 @ 1:42:20 (14:51) = 7:25/mi
16 @ 1:57:51 (15:30) = 7:45/mi
18 @ 2:13:25 (15:33) = 7:46/mi
20 @ 2:28:42 (15:17) = 7:38/mi
22 @ 2:44:12 (15:30) = 7:45/mi
24 @ 3:00:12 (15:59) = 8:oo/mi
25 @ 3:08:16 = 8:03/mi
26 @ 3:16:37 = 8:21/mi
Marathon time 3:18:22 = avg. 7:34/mi

Active.com results screen capture

1 comment:

Curly Su said...

wow, congrats - all that from cross-training - amazing.