One problem with this competition, is that the all time victor in this competition will be our friend Ca___ (not to be confused with C__), who has already broken the metaphoric "4 Minute Mile" of the sport. She ran the 2013 Boston Marathon without a watch, and calmly churned out each 5K in almost exactly 24 minutes, with all of her mile splits within a 10 second range. . . Thoughts?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In the NY Marathon, G__, C and M__ set out to run 9:00 flat for 26.2 miles. So, theoretically, did I but that's a different story (see below). M made it with ten seconds to spare. G__ finished 8 seconds behind him. If the goal is to finish first, M__ won. But what if the goal were to finish according to plan? Then G__ won. Should there be a sport of Marathon Golf, where the goal is to pick a plan and stick to it? The goal would not be speed, but accuracy. The challenge would be, well, that Marathons are long and have a lot of variables.