Run Augur wrote:
I did a rough analysis of finishing times and the weather on past Marathon Mondays days and created a web application that calculates weather-adjusted Boston marathon times. It's at the following link: https://runaugur.shinyapps.io/boston_marathon_weather_analysis/
Conditions are looking great based on the current Wunderground forecast: 47 degrees at 10 AM with 13 mph winds from the west. I estimate this could take off 5 minutes for a 3hr marathoner!
Interesting app, fun to tinker. No way I'd ever adjust my expected pace to be faster. I might consider using it on a warm day to adjust it slower.
Oh yeah; I think there's an error.
Why does it show a faster time if I check the "sunny"?
Running under the sun heats runners up faster and should slow the times down.