MyMarathonPace.com
Terrain-adjusted marathon pace bands, pacing spreadsheets, elevation charts, training plans, running calculators, and other information for long distance runners 
 Terrain-Adjusted Pacing Spreadsheets & Pace Bands
In addition to useful information specific to each race, these spreadsheets allow you to experiment with different pacing strategies and create as many customized, terrain-adjusted pace bands as you need. (See below for a tutorial on how these spreadsheets are used.)

The following "Pacing & Info" spreadsheets" are currently available (before downloading, please read the "Important Notes" section below):


NAME:
FREE
TRIAL VERSIONS:
$5.75 USD
FULL VERSIONS:
Generic Flat Full Marathon Free  
Generic Flat Half Marathon Free
Boilermaker 15K Free
Big Sur International Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Boston Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
California International Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Charlottesville Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Columbia SC Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Ft. Worth Cowtown Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Flying Pig Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Georgia Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
LA Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Manchester City Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Marine Corps Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
New York City Marathon (TCS) Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Mt. Lemmon Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Philadelphia Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Phoenix Rock 'n Roll Arizona 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Pittsburgh Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Rim Rock Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Royal Victoria Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Run for the Red Pocono Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
RunTheBluegrass Half Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
Santa Barbara Marathon 5 Day Free Trial License Six Month Full License
St. George Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
St. Louis (GO!) Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
St. Louis (Rock 'n Roll) Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Steamtown Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Tucson Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Twin Cities Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Utah Valley Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Vermont City Marathon Limited Free Trial Version* Six Month Full License*
Wineglass Marathon
Limited Free Trial Version*
Six Month Full License*

* These versions are compatible with Excel running on a Windows PC or a Mac



Donations $10.00 USD $20.00 USD

Within a few minutes of your purchase, you will receive an automated
e-mail with a link you can use to download your spreadsheet. 
(Purchases can be made in USD or many foreign currencies)


Important Notes:

- Some of these spreadsheets have been converted to .EXE format and for these versions you must have Excel and Microsoft Windows installed on your computer to use them.  (I am gradually converting all of these spreadsheets to "native" .XLS Excel format that will work on a Windows PC or a Mac.) However, if you want to run one of the .EXE versions of a spreadsheet on a Mac, send me an e-mail and I can provide a version of the spreadsheet(s) that should work for you as long as you have Excel loaded.

- If you download one of these spreadsheets, save it to your computer first, then double-click the file saved on your computer after you close the download dialog box.

- If you want to make sure these spreadsheets work properly on your computer or just want to check out their functionality, download the free trial version and try it out! (Note: The trial versions have limited functionality but allow you to get a feel for how they work.)

- The first time you open each spreadsheet you may get a message that says "The publisher could not be verified.  Are you sure you want to run this software?". It is safe to click the "Run" button to open these spreadsheets. (If you uncheck "Always ask before opening this file", you will not get this message the next time you open that particular spreadsheet.)

- If you get a "Circular Reference Warning" after opening the pacing spreadsheet, exit completely from Excel then open the pacing spreadsheet as the only spreadsheet you have open.  If you still get the warning message, go into the Excel "Options" screen, select "Formulas", then make sure the "Enable iterative calculation" option is turned on (checked).

Why have I started charging for these?  Each of these spreadsheets takes quite a lot time to create and maintain from year to year, but I would like to include additional races from around the country.  Unless I charge a small fee, I cannot justify the time it takes to do this.

If you have questions or issues, contact me at: gregmaclin@gmail.com
 

TUTORIAL:

NOTE:  Each spreadsheet is made up of multiple "pages" represented by a "tab" at the bottom of the screen (see below).  As you work with the spreadsheet, you switch between each page by clicking on the appropriate tab:




Here are the typical steps for using these spreadsheets:

Step #1: Estimate your starting time (some spreadsheets have a "Corrals & Start Times" tab to help you determine which corral you will most likely be assigned to and the effect that may have on your starting time):






Step #2: On the "Pacing" page of the spreadsheet, update the cells with Red text.  Enter your estimated starting time, your goal time, and how you want to run the race:  Even effort/even pace, slow start/fast start, no fade/max fade (during last six miles).  The spreadsheet will automatically account for your racing strategy and the terrain as it calculates your target pace for each mile:






Step #3: Switch to the "Elev. Chart" page to view the results of your pacing strategy on a detailed elevation profile of the course:






Step #4: Switching to the "Wrist Bands" page allows you to select which of the four pace band formats you like and print as many as you want. Or, print multiple versions - each with a different goal time and/or pacing strategy in case you change your mind. Instructions for making the pace bands water-resistant are also included:





Step #5: If you have friends or family watching the race, switch to the "Map" page and print the map included in the spreadsheet and give it to them (it shows the time of day you expect to pass each mile marker and 5K check point).  Some spreadsheets also show how to get to different points along the course via the rapid transit system.  Strategies for seeing runners at multiple points along the course may also be included on a "Spectators" page:








Step #6:
 Run the race


Good luck!

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