17 Oct '16, 9am

What the data shows about going out too fast in the marathon

What the data shows about going out too fast in the marathon

It’s already been a week since the marathon. I ventured out on my first easy miles yesterday with a running group, nice and easy ten minute pace miles. I feel good but will continue to be conservative as I ease back in. I’ll share more soon about what my recovery weeks have looked like. One of my friends shared this article last week and it’s a great read! Check out all the graphs and data gathered from the Chicago marathon. The basic premise is this- the advice you hear about not going out too fast in the marathon is not just a helpful tip. It is key! Some interesting facts (based on the Chicago marathon data)… 50% of those who hit the wall ran their fastest 5k in the first segment Fast starters accounted for 1 in 3 Chicago marathoners Over 65% of fast starters were first time marathoners A fast start led to a 33% slow down in the second half 10% of Chicago marathoners ra...

Full article: http://www.mommyrunfast.com/one-of-the-biggest-marathon-p...

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