Marathon accomplished

My friend Steve did not run as well as he had hoped during the second half of the race. I have not gotten any information from him directly about what happened, but I am sure in the next couple of days I will know. Through the first half he was right on the pace that he wanted–down to the second.

He started having stomach cramps in the second half. His time slowed down throughout the second half. The last 2 Km. were quite slow. He covered them in 20 minutes. That is a fast walk pace. Quite a change from the first 20 Km. which were covered in less than 6 minutes per Km.

Here is Steve’s info from the BAA website.

23627 Walker, Stephen J. 45 M Oxford MA USA

Checkpoints

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

0:29:45

0:58:44

1:28:18

1:58:22

2:04:50

2:30:04

3:05:41

3:45:01

4:29:15

Finish

Pace

Projected Time

Official Time

Overall

Gender

Division

0:11:02

 

4:49:02

18379

11371

4236

Blaine did well. He was looking to best his Boston PR by more than an hour. He did not quite do it, but was still more than 50 minutes faster than his previous Boston performance.

1658 Moore, Blaine 27 M Portland ME USA

Checkpoints

5k

10k

15k

20k

Half

25k

30k

35k

40k

 

0:21:56

0:41:42

1:01:16

1:21:14

1:25:35

1:41:21

2:02:09

2:23:37

2:44:52

Finish

Pace

Projected Time

Official Time

Overall

Gender

Division

 

0:06:38

2:53:49

495

464

384

Congratulations my friends. And to everyone who stuck it out in the weather and ran Boston.

3 thoughts on “Marathon accomplished”

  1. Thanks for thinking of me during the race. It was certainly some rough conditions, but nowhere near as rough as I was expecting. I was expecting something along the order of what actually happened where I live, since I came home to a disaster zone. Train tracks were washed out, trees and power lines everywhere, roads flooded. Thankfully, my wife, my cat and my property were all okay. None of our trees came down, and the worst that happened was that the power went out and the wind sent our picnic table into a tree.

    I was hoping to get a swim in after the race, but the pool has been closed for the past couple of days. My legs have mostly stopped being sore, except when I have to utilize stairs. A good swim and my legs will be fine!

    Thanks again.

  2. Sounds like the weather was horrible just about everywhere up there. I can’t fathom running in conditions like you had at home, or at the marathon.

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