A pace team is a group of athletes led by an experienced leader who run/walk together during the race. The pace leader keeps a steady pace and keeps track of that pace so the individuals in that group can achieve their goal of finishing the race at a particular time.
We will be offering pace groups led by experienced pacers for a wide variety of times, including many of the Boston qualifying standards. We hope you will find this support useful as you strive to achieve your marathon or half marathon goals. In 2022, both the marathon and half marathon will have a common start and use the same pacers.
Pace times for the general start will be as follows (hours:minutes): 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:10, 4:15, 4:20, 4:25, 4:30, 4:35, 4:40, 4:45, 4:50, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45
Pace times for the early start will be as follows (hours:minutes): 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00
One of the biggest mistakes that a new athlete can make is to start out too fast and then hit the wall in the later portions of the race. The pace team will keep an even pace per mile. If the pace feels too slow in the beginning of the race that’s normal. Just stay with the group and ask the pace leader about an appropriate strategy for the second half. If you find the pace too fast in the early miles, then slow down and drop back to the next group so you’ll be able to finish the race.
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