Boston by the Numbers

I’m still working on the words — there are so many! — to tell about the incredible experience of the Boston Marathon and entire weekend. For now, here are a few numbers: My race splits.

8:54 Mile 1
8:47 Mile 2
8:49 Mile 3
8:35 Mile 4
8:49 Mile 5
8:39 Mile 6
8:48 Mile 7
8:47 Mile 8
8:55 Mile 9
8:51 Mile 10
9:06 Mile 11
8:58 Mile 12
9:05 Mile 13
9:40 Mile 14 stopped to see family
9:13 Mile 15
8:58 Mile 16
9:38 Mile 17
10:05 Mile 18 stopped to take Advil
9:31 Mile 19
10:07 Mile 20
10:19 Mile 21
9:35 Mile 22
9:30 Mile 23
8:55 Mile 24
9:06 Mile 25
10:14 Mile 26.2

Watch time 4:00:07 Official time 4:00:05 
(1st half split 1:56:05/2nd half split 2:04:02)

26 time intervals can’t tell an entire story, but no doubt I’ll analyze and learn from them in the future.

Speaking of numbers, we have a Finish Time Prediction Contest Winner!  Apparently in race result guessing, Father (and Mom) Knows Best. My parents’ 4:04:04 guess was closest and earns them the prize. Congratulations, Mom and Dad, and way to keep it in the family! Thanks again to everyone who played and donated.

I wasn’t unhappy overall with how I ran, but it’s funny I came closest to the time I “least” wanted of all the guesses. You’ll have to wait for the story to see how, when, and why.

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4 Responses to “Boston by the Numbers”


  1. 2 Carla April 24, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Happy birthday and I can’t wait to hear the story!

  2. 3 anthonyp April 24, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Happy birthday. You did great out there !

  3. 4 Meredith April 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    great job! mile 24 was so fast. I am so proud of you and am looking forward to the full report 🙂


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