The first half of the course was packed with runners because we were all out there together: the half and full runners took on the town together. The whole southwest and southern section was exposed to the Atlantic's furry!
The second half was the marathoners alone! The out and back in the southeastern corner was in the dunes! Yikes was the sand fierce! The section up to the right past the Sanctuary seemed to go on forever! It was also difficult to be face to face with folks that were so much closer to the finish line than I was.
Here is what my pace splits looked like. I only went .4 miles beyond the 26.2. That is not bad! I do try to run the tangents on the course so as to stay as close as possible to the measured path.
SO on the chart below can you tell where my tweets were at the five mile mark clocks? That is what the first 3 downward spikes are. The fourth mini spike is my blister popping. There are a couple of photo after that and then another 5 mile photo. At the end there are a couple of walk breaks up the hill. And that is pretty much my run on a chart!
It is kind of crazy how well my photo/tweet stops line up so well with the mile marks on the elevation chart!
I can't wait to see what my Marine Corps Marathon stats look like!