Help for runners

Pace Band Generator

This tool will generate a pace band that will provide mile split times.

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Pace Estimator

This tool can help determine a pace that you can run at based on other race distances. For example if you have run a 1/2 marathon in 1hr30mins it is very possible that you could run a marathon in 3hrs9mins.

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How heat may affect your performance
How to read the chart - If you have run a 4 hour marathon with a finishing temperature of 45 degrees and the race your are going to run has a predicted finishing temperature of 70 degrees you will likely loss 23 minutes due to the higher temperature. Obviously many other factors will affect your performance but this can be an aspect to consider when setting your marathon expectations.
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Winter Running Tips
Winter running can be somewhat challenging to dress for and it is important to be prepared. The general rule of thumb is to dress in layers and as if it is 20 degrees warmer and to be prepared for a sudden change in the elements. Specifically, consider running loops instead of out-and-backs so if you get tired, slip on the ice, or get wet you can quickly get inside. Also, bring a cell phone and consider wearing sunscreen. Here are some guidelines for how to dress: 30 degrees: 2 tops, 1 bottom. Highly breathable base layer + vented wind breaker or vest, tights. 10-20 degrees: 2 tops, 2 bottoms. Jacket over base layer, wind pants over tights. 0-10 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms. Two tops and jacket. -10 to 0 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms, extra pair of mittens/gloves, neck warmer or a balaclava. -20 degrees: 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 extra pairs of gloves, sunglasses, etc. Consider staying inside, especially if the wind chill is below -20 degrees. These tips were from the folks at NovaCare Rehabilitation! For more great tips on running, visit http://www.novacare.com/markets/Minnesota.aspx
Boston Qualifying Times -> BAA
AGE MEN WOMEN
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec