In an attempt to make all courses similar, we have lost the point. THE ORIGINAL MARATHON was run in one direction. When marathons like Boston began it was an attempt to recreate THE ORIGINAL MARATHON. Does it bother anyone else that the ORIGINAL MARATHON in Athens is not eligible for records?
Jim in SJ wrote:
If you ran a good time there I believe you earned it. When I looked at course profile on the Web I was licking my chops but after 17 miles of racing on it at 7 mpm my legs were trash....Admittedly I didn't do much at all in the way of long training runs on hills, which probably was my undoing, but there is still there is no way I'd call CIM an aided course.
The thing about hill running, particularly downhill running, is all it takes is one hill session of 'beating up' the legs (~downhill, aka eccentric loading, is more stressful) to adjust/adapt to hill running. I've seen it mentioned on here that training on a treadmill is useful if you don't have an abundance of long climbs/downhills where you live.
Any updates on when the race will be scored for those within the PA?
My memory isn't great but I thought that the overall results were posted on http://www.pausatf.org/data/2007/RRMara2007.html now it's not there.
Also the overall results from http://www.runcim.org/data/results/Results2007Indiv1.html
show my o/a place now about 2 places higher.
Perhaps a runner(s) was deleted from the results.