Friday, April 13, 2007

Boston Marathon Racing Plan and Racing Tips

This morning was the last run of the planned schedule bringing the total to 26 miles. Maybe, I will run some strides over the weekend to make it 26.2 miles.

Boston Marathon Racing Plan and Racing Tips
Patience - Run to Newton Lower falls (mile 16) in a controlled relaxed manner
Strength - Work through the Newton Hills (miles 16-22), but at a slightly reduced pace.
Flow - Maintain good form through to the finish.

Plan - 6:15s with 19:15 to 19:30 5K splits for a finish less than 2:45, a 7 minute masters PR.

I should be at the Boston Marathon expo tomorrow picking up my bib number (#1704) around 1 pm. I can be tracked by anyone\anywhere during the race on the BAA website. Note, the site will change on race day to allow this ability.

Training: am,62,treadmill,3.0M in 23:03 felt great

4 comments:

  1. Best of luck, Mark! Bring your rain gear. If you PR in 50 mph gusts, you are definitely a marathoning legend.

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  2. C'mon Mark, we're all rooting for you. I'm hoping the weather takes it easy on you. Follow your plan and give it your all. I'll be keeping an eye on you through the website so no slowing down!

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  3. Good luck Mark have a great race despite what they are saying about the weather

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  4. Good luck! Stick to the plan and things should go well.

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