Race Prep Results


OK, here is what I did today. I started out immediately since I only needed 15 m. So no warm-up for me. Most everyone else went right at the corner and I went left – up the hill and into the wind. Without a firm pace my start-up set the pace, in other words, what will be will be. I was trying to keep it about 10 min/mile – slow I know and not BQ qualifying (@9:06), but that was my plan for today. I wanted to see how I’d do over the distance and at a consistent pace (whatever it was). I did stop at the restroom at mile 3, and at mile 10 for water otherwise I ran the rest straight. After the stop at mile 3 I missed up and forgot to start my Garmin for about .9 mile which frustrated me since I really wanted to know each mile’s split. I ran with my iPod so if I ignored you at mile 5 that’s why.
Here is my Garmin output

1 00:09:47 1.00 09:47
2 00:09:07 1.00 09:07
3 00:08:53 1.00 08:53

4 00:09:07 1.00 09:07
5 00:09:46 1.00 09:46
6 00:09:22 1.00 09:22
7 00:09:07 1.00 09:07
8 00:09:07 1.00 09:07
9 00:09:19 1.00 09:20
10 00:10:42 1.00 10:42 <== includes water stop at mile 10
11 00:09:50 1.00 09:50
12 00:09:25 1.00 09:25
13 00:08:59 1.00 08:59
14 00:09:23 1.00 09:23
15 00:01:14 0.14 09:01

My average pace was about 9:30 min/mile.

My ankle/heel didn’t really bother me. I took an Advil beforehand. My groin developed over time (a burning sensation) but I just tried to ignore it. I am worried that it will get worse and worse over the distance especially in Boston at the hills at the end.

I’m trying to do what everyone else is doing within bounds. Personally I think I’m doing it. Overall it was a good day even with the wind and the chill.

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