lame stuff wrote:
It will be 63 at the finish vs 71 in London. I wouldn't call that much better. Maybe marginally better but not much better. That would be 50 degrees at the finish. Please. I ran a marathon in the low 60s and it aint that great after 15 miles.
63 at the finish after an opening 63:10 would put Rupp ahead of Ryan Hall on record eligible courses, assuming he can stay with the pace.
Weather is going to be warmer than 50, though. More like 63. I can't bother looking, but 'm pretty sure London was a lot faster than 71 in the 2nd half. Closer to 63. At any rate, 63 is better than 71, no?
My guess is that you were not running within yourself going out in low 60s. What were you thinking? Not much of a surprise that you struggled.