Boston Marathon 2006 Race Report

Marathon(+) #10 all done!

I finished in 3:42:42, which I’m happy with. I’d told myself I’d like to run 3:40, but then I performed a classic mistake and went out waay too fast. I had a projected 3:30:54 finish there for a bit, which was definitely much more aggressive than I needed to be, even with the hills looming.

Overall, I felt ok. Wasn’t hurting particularly, just ran out of steam. Once I got through the hills I couldn’t get the speed back up again. I am definitely going to benefit from more speed work this summer.

Helen pulled off a PR at 3:34. I’m so incredibly happy for her! We’re definitely doing 3:23 this fall (Guaranteed entry for NYC 2007).

Before I lose them:
splits:
01 – 8:19
02 – 8:00
03 – 7:54
04 – 7:47
05 – 8:00
06 – 7:52
07 – 7:55
08 – 8:39 (missed the marker)
09 – 7:47
10 – 8:02
11 – 8:15
12 – 8:06
13 – 9:45 (bathroom break)
14 – 8:18
15 – 8:24
16 – 8:49
17 – 9:03
18 – 8:45
19 – 9:05
20 – 9:06
21 – 9:33
22 – 8:23
23 – 8:26
24 – 8:56
25 – 8:43
26.2 – 10:37