ING NYC Marathon 2013, pt 3: by the numbers

I am pretty sure this is the penultimate post in my series related to the New York City Marathon I ran a couple weeks ago already (wow, time has flown by– can’t believe it has already been two weeks!). As I talked about in a previous post, I attempted to run the NYCM very intentionally and deliberately, based on everything I had heard about the course from bloggers and from my friends’ experiences. I went into this race knowing that my splits would probably be all over the place, and I was fine with that.

I used a very cool website to concoct a specific pacing strategy that took into consideration NYCM-specific race variables, like the hills (and their placement), as well as other variables that inevitably pop up on marathon day, like pacing strategy (negative, positive, even), fade, that sort of thing. I felt like the pacing strategy would be manageable and would help me hit that coveted 3:19:59 I was seeking.

So really, I guess you could say this post is really for my own edification. :) I just wanted to capture what I wanted to do in each mile versus what I actually did. That’s all.

Mile Marker

Goal Split

Actual Split (based on Garmin- slight mile marker discrepancy)

1

8:35

9:01

2

7:46

7:54

3

7:44

7:48

4

7:33

7:28

5

7:31

7:39

6

7:44

7:43

7

7:31

7:42

8

7:52

7:35

9

7:43

7:48

10

7:29

7:44

11

7:34

7:53

12

7:28

7:40

13

7:24

7:31

14

7:29

7:40

15

7:35

7:47

16

7:50

8:14

17

7:21

7:32

18

7:27

7:32

19

7:21

7:37

20

7:29

7:32

21

7:30

7:32

22

7:31

7:19

23

7:37

7:06

24

7:58

7:35

25

7:37

7:09

26

7:41

7:06

26.2

(7:41)

(7:01 for .36)

3:19:59

3:21:35

from the official NYRR statistics:

 

Kilometer/mile marker

Elapsed time

5k/3.1

25:42

10k/6.2

49:23

15k/9.3

1:13:27

20k/12.4

1:37:33

21k/13.1

1:42:47

25k/15.5

2:01:43

30k/18.9

2:25:28

35k/21.7

2:49:08

40k/24.8

3:11:51

42k/26.2

3:21:35

 

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