Sunday, October 11, 2009

Marathon #17: Wonderful PR in Chicago 2009

It was a marvelous day to run a marathon today.  Everything went very smoothly as I knocked out the splits pretty consistently today, which are listed below along with my unofficial result.


I feel very satisfied.  I ran exactly how I had hoped and achieved my "A" goal, which was to PR with a 2:58.  

I am currently undecided on my next goal.  I need to savor this a bit.  Running four marathons in the span of 8 months with an average time of 3:01 (w/ two sub-3's) in all major regions of the USA (West Coast, Midwest, East Coast and Southwest) is more than I would have ever imagined possible for myself.

SPLITS BY THE MILE - CHICAGO MARATHON - OCTOBER 11TH, 2009

7:00
6:45
6:43
6:30
6:47
6:44
6:49
6:49
6:48
6:48
6:44
6:53
6:49
0:44 - 13.1 mi - HALFWAY -- 1:29:00 
6:07 - Balance of mile 14
6:48
6:44
6:50
6:48
6:50
6:53
6:53
6:47
6:55
6:53
6:49
6:43
1:23 - final 0.2 mi
FINISH TIME: 2:58:28

Person
NameNied, Ryan (USA)
BIB574
Div30-34
SplitTime
START TIME07:30:19
05K00:21:13
10K00:42:03
15K01:03:11
20K01:24:24
HALF01:29:00
25K01:45:32
30K02:06:43
35K02:28:02
40K02:49:25
Total
Place (total)699
Place (Gender)642
Place (Div)128
Total (Net)02:58:28
Total (Gun)02:58:54



11 comments:

wayfool said...

Strong work! You're splits are like a metronome. You should be really pleased.

jen said...

WOW! Congratulations! Perfectly paced. You're amazing!

"He said" or "She said" said...

Awesome, nice job!

Darrell said...

Woot, woot! Congrats on an awesome PR on your home course.

Alan Fletcher said...

Ryan - nice job! weird that we finished so close together. I know 5-6 "online friends" who ran within 30 seconds of me, and I didnt meet any of them on the day - bizarre! Again, congrats! time to start thinking about that sub 2:50.....
- Alan

monicac2 said...

Congratulations!! You finished just shy of 2 hours ahead of me. :) Congrats on the PR and your race!

Gabe said...

Congrats on a really impressive race!

yumke said...

Hey! Awesome job, I still read your blog after all these years and am always in awe of what you have achieved.

Old Man and mid pack runner said...

wow. I'll be following your trainging for the 2:55 at Albany, GA.

Ruslan said...

Greetings from Kaz, Central Asia! Man - sub 3:00 is something almost unreal for many of us. Good job! Congratulations! ( and pls keep bloggin')

Anonymous said...

I just ran the Chicago marathon this year! Love your blogs! Thanks for sharing! I really like reading about other people's experiences and comparing them to my own. I blogged about my experience too at http://bclestl.com/Blog.aspx. Thanks for sharing!