Big Sur Marathon

Big Sur Marathon
Big Sur, California
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Results
26.2 miles
Time: 3:16:22 (7:30 pace)
1st Half: 1:39:30
2nd Half: 1:36:52
78th place overall of 4,000
9th place M40-44
19th place Master of 1074
Marathon #73

Links
Race site: http://www.bsim.org
Course: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/46305594
Results: https://www.runraceresults.com/Secure/RaceResults.cfm?ID=RCLJ2012
Boston 2 Big Sur Results: https://www.runraceresults.com/Secure/flatfile/RCLJ2012__rpt_B2B.pdf
Awesome photo gallery http://www.bsim.org/Photos_Media___More/Photo_Galleries/Photogallery_2012.htm

Race Report

Coming soon…

Splits

1 – 7:05 (downhill)
2 – 7:45 (pee break amid dark redwood forest)
3 – 6:52 (downhill continues)
4 – 7:25 (still running in towering redwoods)
5 – 7:15 (meet the coast, wind picks up)
6 – 7:12 (kind of hard into the wind)
7 – 7:26 (headwind gets worse)
8 – 7:37 (headwind even worse, probably steady 30 mph)
9 – 8:21 (hills and wind, yuck – toughest mile of the day)
10 – 7:20
11 – 7:51 (beginning of 2 mile climb @ 5% grade to Hurricane Point)
12 – 8:29 (climb continues)
13 – 7:06 (back downhill to Bixby Bridge)
Half 1:39:30
14 – 7:12
15 – 7:31 (more hills)
16 – 7:26 (rolling)
17 – 6:59 (picked up effort from here to finish)
18 – 7:23 (more hills, really?)
19 – 7:49 (yes, more hills)
20 – 7:45
21 – 7:26 (road pitch unbelievable)
22 – 7:45 (got hills?)
23 – 7:45 (yup)
24 – 7:18
25 – 7:05
26 – 7:28 (one more hill)
26.2 – 1:29
2nd Half: 1:36:52
Finish: 3:16:22

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2 Responses to Big Sur Marathon

  1. Great negative split!

    • ironboy says:

      Thanks, Travis. It was a pretty tough marathon. They say at Big Sur to take your marathon time and add 20 minutes. I don’t know if the course is THAT slow, but I’d say it’s easy 10 minutes slower. Tough with lots of climbs, but the scenery is the best!

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