What am I missing here and with the splits posted with 32k time included? He went out in 1:32x and slowed down, made worse by temporarily going off course. Is there something else being suggested?
Seth P. wrote:
This thread is funny to me b/c I met OP in person at the NCR race. There is no way he was running sub-3 that day, whether he went off course or not.
He may not have, but he was on pace to be very close or just under before being diverted off the course. His splits the second half were a BIG negative split.
I just checked the 32k split, and something seems to be amiss, and not just in regard to my split. It looks like it has everyone slowing, and that was not the case. Many people were slowing, as I passed a number of people, but I know that Karsten was not slowing. He was behind me, and both of us were picking up speed in the second half. Also, I recall checking the time on my watch at the 20-mile mark (with the 32k mark being at 19.88 miles), and it was 2:18:xx. I knew I had to be in the 2:17:xx range in order to get under three hours, and so I knew I was picking it up in the second half. Thus, it seems the 32k split was not at 32k.
Congrats on the PR. No doubt sub-3 is in your future (or in your past if not for the wrong turn).