Here's the race satellite map:
Official weather for the day - temperatures close to perfect but strong winds!
Mean Temperature 53 °F / 11 °C
Max Temperature 61 °F / 16 °C
Min Temperature 45 °F / 7 °C
Dew Point 36 °F / 2 °C
Average Humidity 54%
Maximum Humidity 77%
Minimum Humidity 30%
Wind Speed 12 mph / 19 km/h (NW)
Max Wind Speed 26 mph / 42 km/h
Max Gust Speed 30 mph / 48 km/h
Here's my summary chart below. Take note of the distance measured by my Garmin. 26.7 miles is a full half mile long! I always try to run the tangents, but in a course that crowded (and it was crowded with walkers three and four abreast the whole entire freaking way, and in many places the course was squeezed down to only one lane by spectators or at water stops) I'm sure I ran an extra half mile to get around their roadblocks. Which is enough for me to resolve to stick with smaller races in the future if I'm running for time! Especially when Garmin tells me my time for 26.2 miles was 5:17:01, nowhere close to my official race finish time of 5:23:51.
Here are some of the gory pace and heart rate details for you data geeks (and for my personal reference in the future):
Notice the around Mile 21.5 (just after the bridge) there was a long stop followed by a series of meltdown events? Next race I've decided that I'm just going to leave my digestive tract at home. It's really an annoying hassle to deal with its issues in the middle of a marathon, you know?
16577/20667 Total Finishers = 80.2%
5901/8057 Females = 73.2%
261/439 Women 50-54 = 59.4%
PR Reduction 27:47
Previous: 2004 Richmond Marathon, 5:51:38, 13:43 min/mile pace
Current: 2007 Marine Corps Marathon, 5:23:51, 12:21 min/mile pace