If you are looking for a way to create custom terrain-adjusted marathon pacing strategies, marathon pace bands, or marathon pace charts for specific marathons, look no further - you will find nothing else as flexible, accurate or complete as the pacing spreadsheets found here.
These spreadsheets allow you to easily test out various pacing strategies for your target race, visualize each pacing strategy superimposed on a detailed elevation chart of the course, and then print as many pace bands as you need for various goal times and pacing strategies. When you consider all the time and effort needed to prepare for a marathon and the importance of pacing it correctly, these spreadsheets are well worth the small fee I charge.
This site has links to a lot of additional information related to long distance running, including free marathon training plans for all levels of experience
(scroll down for more info).
Good luck with your training and racing!
In addition to the parameters you can adjust yourself (e.g. start time, goal time, pacing strategies, etc.), the pacing spreadsheets use the following information to calculate a target pace for each mile and kilometer:
Note: The above information is calculated for each 0.05 mile (0.08 km) segment along the course then used to get an average difficulty factor for each mile and kilometer.
Purchase pacing spreadsheets that
allow you to create custom, terrain-
adjusted marathon pace bands,
or download free trial versions.
(Requires a PC or Mac running Excel.)
MARATHON ELEVATION CHARTS
Alphabetical list of detailed elevation
charts showing the following data:
A collection of links to free marathon
training plans, categorized by difficulty level.
All types of running related calculators:
Race Predictors, Heart Rate, VO2Max,
Run/Walk, Track Splits & Pace, and more.
Route mapping, USATF course
certifications and competition rules,
libraries of running related articles,
and much more.
TUTORIAL / OVERVIEW
Detailed step-by-step tutorial
that explains how the pacing
Photos I've taken over the years
that will give you a good feel for what
this experience is like, plus more!
BOSTON MARATHON FINISHER'S MEDAL HISTORY
Photos showing how the finisher's medal has changed over the years
Don't just take my word for it!
General advice on setting goal times and using pace bands during a race.
A little background info...