(This is the 5th post in a series that started here)
Over the years, I’ve collected split data from 12 of the 25 marathons that I’ve run:
Here’s the graph, which uses the custom data marker set from my version of Excel:
I ran negative splits in my three best marathons, which were all run more than 10 years ago, including my PR at Cape Cod 2002. But my best age-graded marathon (Cape Cod 2012) was a 5 minute positive split.
How much does even pacing matter? Something to think about.
Meanwhile, in my next post, we’ll go back to Boston 2014 and look at split data sorted by gender.
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There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this issue.
I like all the points you have made.