So here’s the graph I’ve constructed based on the times given to me via the email alerts. The first section just gave the average time at each 5km point, but from 16 miles onwards I’ve worked out the exact pace per mile.
It peaks between 16 and 17 miles probably because at that point we’d just come out of the awful Queensboro Bridge and morale came flooding back just to be out in the open.
You can see my “sprint” finish which happened sometime after 25 miles, on top of a slightly faster mile just before that. The slight slow-down once in sight of the finish line is also visible!
Not impressed with a 11.5 minute mile sprint? OK, YOU try speeding up after that long when your calves feel like they are in a vice being squeezed by the Incredible Hulk!Please consider donating to the children's charity that I have now painfully run the 26.2 miles for - details at: http://www.justgiving.com/andymales