Thursday, October 22, 2015

Marathon Results and Statistics


#
Marathon
Date
Time
Pace
1st Half
2nd Half
Place
1 Marine Corps 10/26/2003 2:52:22 6:37 1:22:46 1:30:36 47
2 Honolulu 12/14/2003 3:09:38 7:14 176
3 Boston 4/19/2004 2:59:23 6:51 1:24:39 1:34:33 307
4 Houston 1/16/2005 2:42:14 6:12 1:21:11 1:21:03 25
5 Marine Corps 10/30/2005 2:41:15 6:09 1:20:16 1:20:59 35
6 Austin 2/19/2006 2:38:16 6:02 1:19:17 1:18:59 54
7 Rocket City 12/9/2006 2:39:21 6:05 1:18:29 1:20:52 9
8 Grandmas 6/21/2008 2:54:08 6:39 1:25:23 1:28:45 80
9 Amsterdam 10/19/2008 2:35:37 5:56 1:17:34 1:18:03 43
10 Hamburg 4/26/2009 2:34:33 5:54 1:17:16 1:17:17 36
11 Berlin 9/20/2009 2:34:06 5:53 1:16:20 1:17:46 98
12 Marine Corps 10/25/2009 2:41:33 6:10 1:17:16 1:24:17 34
13 Rotterdam 4/11/2010 2:35:46 5:57 1:17:04 1:18:42 73
14 Munich 10/10/2010 2:33:50 5:52 1:16:46 1:17:04 9
15 Rotterdam 4/10/2011 2:35:26 5:56 1:16:32 1:18:54 67
16 Boston 4/16/2012 2:36:35 5:59 1:18:29 1:18:06 56
17 Boston 4/15/2013 2:36:49 5:59 1:17:08 1:19:41 179
18 Big Sur 4/28/2013 2:46:05 6:20 1:23:08 1:22:57 11
19 Richmond 11/16/2013 2:36:44 5:59 1:17:27 1:19:18 12
20 Boston 4/21/2014 2:53:34 6:37 1:17:24 1:36:10 1310
21 All-American 5/4/2014 2:48:03 6:25 1:20:37 1:27:26 3
22 California Int'l12/7/20142:32:295:491:16:411:15:4865
23 Boston 4/20/2015 2:33:13 5:51 1:16:13 1:17:00 119
24 California Int'l12/6/20152:31:545:481:15:121:16:42 44 
25 Boston4/18/20162:37:236:001:15:351:21:4890 
26 Indy Monumental11/5/20162:31:445:471:15:151:16:3011 
Average  2:41:16 6:09 

Facts and statistics in no particular order.
  • New Marathon Personal Best is 2:31:44 at the 2016 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
    • Ran my PR on my 26th marathon at the age of 39!
    • My four fastest marathon times were ran in the last two years (2014-2016).
  • Boston Marathon
    • 6 total Boston Marathons
    • Ongoing streak of 5 consecutive Boston's (2012-2016)
    • Placed 119th Overall in the 119th edition of the Boston Marathon (2015)
    • Placed in the Top 100 in 2012 and 2016. 
      • 56th Overall in the 2012 scorching heat.
      • 90th Overall in 2016; very warm and windy.
  • 3rd Place Overall in Boston2BigSur Challenge (2 marathons in 13 days)
  • Average marathon time and pace for my 25 marathons is 2:41:39 / 6:10 pace.
  • Ran 15 marathons in the 2:30's (between 2:30:00 to 2:39:59), 5 marathons in the 2:40's, 4 marathons in the 2:50s, and 1 marathon over 3:00 (decided to run Honolulu last minute as a fun run while on vacation). 
  • Ran 12 marathons at sub-6:00 pace or sub-2:37:12.
  • 6 marathons with a negative or even split halves.  I'm considering Hamburg Marathon an even split race since I was only 1 second slower in the 2nd half. 
  • 10 marathons were within 1-3 minutes slower in the 2nd half. According to this RunningTrainingTips article, a slight slow down of 1-3 minutes in the 2nd half is considered good marathon pace judgement. 
  • Ran 6 marathons in Europe: 3 in Germany and 3 in the Netherlands. 
    • Avg finish time and pace for European marathons is 2:34:53 / 5:55 pace.
    • Is European's pavement better than the US for running or are the courses just faster?
  • Since 2003 I ran at least one marathon each year except for 2007 (deployment to Iraq).
  • I ran 4 marathons 2 or more times - 6 x Boston, 3 x Marine Corps, 2 x Rotterdam, 2 x CIM
  • The most marathons I ran in one calendar year is 3 in 2009.  
  • 5 - # of times I hit the "Wall" in the marathon.
    • Marine Corps '03 - what better way to experience the wall than in your 1st marathon.
    • Boston '04 - HOT! 2nd hottest Boston Marathon in history at the time. (can't use the heat as an excuse since I ran well in '12 Boston when it was hot again)
    • Marine Corps '09 - Ran MCM only 5 weeks after Berlin.  
    • Boston '14 - you can't expect to run well in Boston if you don't train on hills.
    • All-American - cramped badly at 20 miles, but still fought hard for 3rd Place.
  • 2:54 at Grandmas Marathon - still decided to run Grandmas after only 4-5 weeks of training; had IT band syndrome that lasted for 8 weeks.

2 comments:

Read/Write/Run said...

Hey Wayne,

Congrats on getting married. I figured you were keeping yourself busy. Also, you've posted some great times here. That's a great time for Boston this year, especially considering the hot weather. Your wife ran a good time too. Keep at it.

Mark Bell said...

impressive consistency