Thursday, October 18, 2012

Anatomy of a Run

So here is the data from my Newport Amica Marathon.  The first half was west of the start/finish line and in town.  The second half was east of the start/finish and in the dunes and vineyards of Newport.

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!


  1. Congratulations!!! You are an inspiration. I ran the 1/2 and MCM will be my first Marathon. Thank you for sharing!!

    1. That's great Beth! I am heading down on Friday to go to the expo mid-day. I will be back at the expo Saturday in the afternoon before heading to the pasta Dinner at the race hotel Sat. night. Are you going to the dinner?

      My challenge at MCM is going to be to stick to my fuel plan. I have this feeling the course entertainment and supports are going to be very distracting (in a good way of course)!

      Are you from RI?