Monday, October 08, 2012

2012 Chicago Marathon - 2:56:32 / 6:44 (PR)



Net Time: 2:56:32 (PR)
Pace: 6:44
Age Grade: 70.76%
Rank: 607

Almost two years and 30th marathon later, I nailed a new 26.2 PR..  Although it was only a 1:09 PR, i felt it was a good and solid effort.  My race strategy was mainly to keep it steady and consistent, under 7:00 pace and over 6:30s throughout.  I was lucky enough to tag along with a group of runners from Wesleyan XC so that may have helped.  Overall, my legs felt fresh even after racing the Narrows Half (1:22) a week before.  In addition, I think all the racing from the previous weeks, lower mileage (40s) and well rested vacation may have helped.  A key take away from this race was the fact that I never really hit the wall and stuck to my race strategy.  Next up, the big apple

















Splits:
Mile 01: 6:59:59
Mile 02: 6:35:96
Mile 03: 6:37:97
Mile 04: 6:33:67
Mile 05: 6:40:63
Mile 06: 6:50:88
Mile 07: 6:37:10
Mile 08: 6:40:73
Mile 09: 6:41:87
Mile 10: 6:42:70
Mile 11: 6:38:51
Mile 12: 6:38:20
Mile 13: 6:44:67
Mile 14: 6:39:35
Mile 15: 6:39:29
Mile 16: 6:41:04
Mile 17: 6:41:37
Mile 18: 6:39:59
Mile 19: 6:36:45
Mile 20: 6:47:68
Mile 21: 6:43:49
Mile 22: 6:49:43
Mile 23: 6:52:52
Mile 24: 6:58:69
Mile 25: 6:55:06
Mile 26: 6:59:36
Mile .2:  1:26:58

2 Comments:

Blogger Rain said...

Congratulations on the PR!! As usual those are some speedy splits!

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Frugal Exerciser said...

Congrats on our PR. I am from Chi town, did you get to enjoy the city?

8:15 AM  

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