Frank's pace... wrote:
...was 90 seconds per mile slower than 40874 in the .1 miles from Doheny and Santa Monica (where Frank re entered the race even with 40874) to Doheny and Dorrington. Yet prior to that point Frank overcame a 31 second deficit at the 20K mat to speed past 40874 (who was running what a 6.36 pace?) and then stop and wait for at least 30 seconds at santa Monica and doheny for 40874 to catch up. Just a fun runner taking a break I guess lol.
You're typing but you're not proving anything, just contributing to the witch-hunt. He has the right to take a break. He's 70. How much experience do you have running a marathon at 70? Your body is different, you need a different strategy.
He said he was running for fun. One would expect him to take breaks. He came back after he finishes and runs, again, for fun with other people he knows. Nobody has been able to explain that. Why? Because it didn't make sense other than he doesn't give a damn about time or timing mats or bib position.
One parent even came on here earlier and said something to the effect of Frank really being able to turn it on and kick in the hills. Which explains his stop and go times if he's going all out and then pausing to rest. He is on video at least once running what looked like a 6:30 pace. In a marathon. What more do you want?