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Toronto Marathon Split Times

Well, the marathon is over! Four days later, and I’m almost walking normally again. I’m in the process of writing up my report, but wanted to get my split times off my watch, and figured I’d throw them up in a post. I was shooting for 3:10, and thought I was there at the halfway point. Take a look and you can see that I was on pace up until 39km, then just couldn’t dig deep enough for that finishing kick. More to come!

 

KM Time HR Notes
1 4:07 161 Off to a fast start!
2 4:11 174 Heart rate’s getting high.
3 4:15 173 Settling in…
4 4:25 175 Better pace, heart rate still is high!
5 4:25 175 5km – 21:23 (4:17/km)
6 4:26 177 Pace I want, but can’t get the heart rate down!
7 4:07 178 Fast one!
8 4:12 180 Fast – but look at the heart rate!
9 4:26 179
10 4:18 179 10km – 42:53 (4:17/km)
11 4:24 178
12 4:25 179 Still got the heart rate high… starting to worry now!
13 4:15 176 Running strong.
14 4:22 178 ~ 1/3 finished: 1:00:24. At this point I was dreaming of 3 hours!
15 4:21 178 15 km – 1:04:45 (4:19/km)
16 4:17 178
17 4:25 180 Look at the heart rate again!
18 4:11 178 Pushing it on the downhill!
19 4:18 179
20 4:20 178 20km – 1:26:16 (4:19/km)
21 4:03 177 Down Hog’s Hollow – Fastest kilometre of the day!
Feeling great at the halfway point!
22 & 23 8:46 (4:23/km) 183 Great pace coming up the hill!
24 4:29 181 Not getting the heart rate down.
25 & 26 9:11 (4:36/km) 177 First kilometres over 4:30!
27 4:47 175 Starting to slow.
28 4:48 175 2/3 Finished – 2:02:20 (1:01:56 for stage 2/3). Only two minutes off the pace of my first 14km, and I know I’m hitting the downhill stretch. Still thinking 3:10 is possible!
29 4:53 173 Feeling the burn… getting worried.
30 4:36 175 A little better… gotta get the 4:30/km pace back.
30km – 2:11:50 (4:24/km)
31 4:38 175 Still holding on.
32 4:47 176 Supposed to be downhill!
33 4:58 170 Think I walked through a water station.
34 4:47 175 Starting to really struggle.
35 4:57 175 35km – 2:35:57 (4:28/km)
Need to make 37km mark by 2:45 for a shot at 3:10!
36 5:50 166 First big break… walked a lot.
37 4:59 171 Split: 2:46:46. Have 23 minutes for 5.2km for 3:10. Can I find the strength?
38 4:51 176 Trying to push, but not looking good.
39 5:00 176 2:56:38… realized I’m not going to make it. Barely holding 5:00/km.
2:56:38 (4:32/km) – Would have been right on 3:10 pace! Needed a finish that I didn’t have.
40 & 41 12:29 (6:15/km) 160 Up hill at York St. Absolutely killed me. Came to a dead stop just past 40km marker… the fellow runners giving me pats on the back was a nice touch though.
42.2 6:15 169 Shuffled around Queen’s park, but managed a strong sprint finish.
Total 3:15:22 175

3 Responses to “Toronto Marathon Split Times”

  1. Mia Haskinson 23 Oct 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Good work, Dan. I think that you were very close to your goal.

    Did you actually ever start running the the UW XCountry team (maybe it was another running team from UW you were talking about)? I am glad to see that you are getting breaks from school to still do what you really want.

    You have inspired me. I am going to restart my little morning workouts starting tomorrow. Or maybe sometime later this week. Or maybe …

  2. Steve Kennedyon 30 Nov 2006 at 12:00 pm

    I have learned some incredible new training techniques from a monk I met from Tibet. I will teach them to you, although I am not sure you are ready for their power. The question you must ask yourself Grasshopper, is whether you are willing to accept the mantle of awesomeness destined to be bestowed upon you. If you are, then our training can begin. If you are not, then you are destined for a world of fast food mediocrity.

  3. Herbieon 13 Sep 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Dan, good work! I feel with you all the way! Here’s a nasty training you can do to keep the pace up till the end: Target to run 15k in half-marathon time. If you cannot make it (when you are 5 sec. slower per km tha HM-pace), rest for 400m in a pace 25% slower than the HM-pace. Then back to the HM-pace until the 15k are done. However: Only the distance run at HM-pace count towards the 15k, not the distance run at the resting pace. Try this 3 weeks in a row (once per week and see how much further you will be able to run from week to week) no closer than 4 weeks before the marathon though. It works!

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