NYC Marathon 2012 (Read 2541 times)


ultramarathon/triathlete

    Thanks! This is reassuring. The bigger races I've run (like the Army Ten Miler) have not been conducive to moving up very much so I was concerned... I'm still getting conflicting advice on the hills. I think I'm just going to have to learn the hard way on that issue. But, I'll be okay if I don't hit sub-3:20. This year, I wanted to do some majors to see what they were like. Next year I'm going for PRs (assuming the body holds up).

     

    Just curious what kind of advice you're getting on the hills?

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      Has the earthquake affected the course at all?

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      Julia1971


        Just curious what kind of advice you're getting on the hills?

         

        I hadn't heard anything about the hills until I mentioned I was running it to someone in my running group. He told me I should train for hills. I asked him how bad they were and if he could compare them to other courses or trails so I could get a sense for what I was in for. I think another guy could tell I was freaking out and said I should probably just incorporate hills into whatever I was already doing. So since then, I've been asking anyone who has run it how bad the hills are. My BFF and my co-worker, by contrast, said you notice them but they aren't a big deal and "I don't remember any hills" respectively. I did search the courses here on RA and I think I see what you and running club guy are talking about, though. The GPS file clearly shows rolling; the topo map NYCM provides does not.

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        just a simple cat

          The only hills I noticed were the bridges and they were pretty mild.

           

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          Julia1971


            The only hills I noticed were the bridges and they were pretty mild.

             

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            Imminent Catastrophe

              The only hill that bothered me was up 5th Avenue, mile 23. Not steep, but a mile long and it's at mile 23.

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                1800 miles; 5k < 25:00; 10k < 53:00HM < 2:00

                 

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                NYC Half Marathon 3/16Boston Marathon 4/21; Newport Liberty HM 9/2; Trenton Half Marathon 10/8

                  The only hill that bothered me was up 5th Avenue, mile 23. Not steep, but a mile long and it's at mile 23.

                   

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                  2014 goals

                  1800 miles; 5k < 25:00; 10k < 53:00HM < 2:00

                   

                  Upcoming:

                  NYC Half Marathon 3/16Boston Marathon 4/21; Newport Liberty HM 9/2; Trenton Half Marathon 10/8


                  ultramarathon/triathlete

                    Found this pic in an old blog post of mine from a year ago (I think it originally came from NYRR).  

                    Looks like it's along 4th Ave in Brooklyn, probably around mile 6 or 7.   Thought you'd all enjoy it.

                     

                    HTFU?  Why not!

                    Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                    Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club
                    USATF Coach

                      Thanks for that Dave, and all the good info too.

                       

                       

                       

                      foooster


                        not the hills but logistics before the race /keep warm

                        keep the energy levels high the day before

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                        Interval Junkie --Nobby

                          Seems every other person I talk to has a different impression of the hills on the course.

                          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                          Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

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                            That is pretty much how discussions of hills go between runners, except at the extremes.  "How hilly" is subjective and relates to where you train.  I have not run NYCM, so I can't comment directly though.

                             

                            Julia1971


                              Yes, thanks for the picture.  I can see the hill/incline and the spacing.  The crowding doesn't look too too bad.  I'm thinking a lot of people will go out too fast anyway, so maybe it won't be so bad.  And maybe I'll even do the unthinkable (for me) and find a runner with a similar goal and run with them (no pace team for 3:20)...  I still haven't reached excited, yet.  Maybe once I'm tapering I'll get there.

                              You're too strong not to keep on keepin' on. - The Pips
                              Yes, I am! - Gladys Knight


                              Interval Junkie --Nobby

                                I'm a bit disappointed there aren't faster pace-teams.  I would have figured there would be a 3:00 team, at least.  Maybe the idea is that if you're running that fast you shouldn't need a pace-team.  Or running it without a pace-group is part of the challenge.  I don't know.  Maybe I'll try to find someone running 3:10 in my corral -- though that seems like a dubious idea.

                                 

                                I think I finally figured out the corral number: is it just the thousands number on your bib?  My bib is 6,XXX and I'm in Corral #6. (I was trying to figure out how they counted "green wave 1 corral six" from the picture of the corrals on the website)

                                2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                                Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.