Oct 24, 2007

Race Report - The Breakers Marathon


Joey was nice enough to run across the finish line with me. He wanted to do it again.

I have nothing but kind words to say about this race. the entire course was not only beautiful but varied, much more hilly than expected, much less windy than expected and very well organized. It wasn't large enough to close roads to traffic but honestly, for $50, you really can't ask for more.

I don't have much to say about my performance. I took 30 minutes off my PR, so I'm not allowed to complain - but I do kind of wish that I could have run longer (read: not walked to early.) I also kind-of-sort-of-maybe had a slight problem with wet abrasive shirt on my man-boobs. Anyway, here are my splits:

1 11:39 0:11:39
2 12:10 0:23:50
3 11:17 0:35:07
4 missed the marker
5 23:22 0:58:60 (for two miles)
6 11:32 1:10:04
7 12:22 1:22:27
8 12:17 1:34:44
9 12:31 1:47:15
10 12:00 1:15:15
11 11:59 2:11:15
12 12:20 2:23:35
13 11:56 2:35:32
14 12:59 2:48:31
15 14:43 3:03:15
16 15:25 3:18:40
17 12:28 3:31:09
18 16:05 3:47:15
19 14:35 4:01:50
20 17:04 4:18:55
21 16:36 4:35:31
22 16:59 4:49:48
23 14:59 5:04:48
24 15:03 5:19:52
25 14:35 5:35:27
26.2 16:17 5:50:45 (for 1.2 miles)

Next up, Philadelphia Marathon in four weeks. Goal - 5:30. In order to accomplish this, I'd like to run at least one long run in the next two weeks and then allow myself a two-week taper. Maybe a half-marathon. Not sure.

-steve