Sunday, September 27, 2009

Clarence DeMar Marathon - 3:14:10 / 7:25

Chip Time: 3:14:10
Pace: 7:25
Rank: 23/240

Race Results

This race went better than expected after my poor performance at Sugarloaf in Maine. Overall, I ended up with my 5th fastest marathon time. Hopefully this is a step to the right direction.

The course was very reminiscent of Boston where there was a huge downhill portion followed by rolling hills on miles 12, 18 and pseudo-heartbreak hill(s) on mile 23. Yes, the second half of the course was deceiving and brutal. Overall, I felt great throughout the race. On hindsight, maybe I shouldn't have held back on the first half of the course. But what's done is done and hopefully I can be a bit more consistent and take more risks on my next marathons.

I have to say in terms of scenic runs this is definitely a close second after Charlottesville. I'm beginning to enjoy the smaller races without all the noise and cheers. Most of the time I was running in solitude and enjoyed it. The view from Gilsum to Keene was breathtaking. Would I do it again? Of course, but probably not in a few years as I have knocked New Hampshire off of my list of 50 states :)

Now the FUGLY...the dreaded splits:

Miles 1-3: 21:54:12
Mile 4: 7:19:44
Mile 5: 7:13:20
Mile 6: 7:06:54
Mile 7: 7:16:21
Mile 8: 7:17:52
Mile 9: 7:16:59
Mile 10: 7:14:48
Mile 11: 7:09:71
Mile 12: 7:25:23
Mile 13: 7:18:63
Mile 14: 7:18:09
Mile 15: 7:16:70
Mile 16: 7:09:72
Mile 17: 7:23:08
Mile 18: 7:20:79
Mile 19: 7:36:56
Mile 20: 7:31:59
Mile 21-22: 15:41:07
Mile 23: 8:13:62
Mile 24: 8:08:31
Mile 25: 7:33:44
Mile 26: 7:36:57
Mile .2: 1:32:32



Blogger Nugent said...

Nice work, bro! You run so many marathons it's incredible! Can't wait to hear more about this one.

5:19 AM  
Blogger jbetanoff21 said...

Congrats Ken on running a better thn expected time after all the marathons you have run. Best of luck at the NYCM. I am sure you'll kick some ass.

11:42 AM  
Blogger DawnB said...

nice job Ken, sorry I miss your post on the one before this.

6:33 PM  
Blogger chicopea said...

Awesome job Mozz! I am loving this 50 states goal - what a reason to travel.

7:44 PM  

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