Decided to go for the FKT prior to Thanksgiving Dinner while visiting our family in Philly! Great weather! 8am: 34 and sunny. 1pm: 50 and sunny. I’m very happy to have been able to run almost even splits. Started the day around 7:20 splits and finished around 7:30 splits. Flat and fast course. I went through the marathon in 3:14 and it felt good. Made me think I should maybe actually train for a marathon and try for a new PR!! Never had a problem and didn’t really have to dig too deep. Just tried to stay consistent. Beat the previous FKT by about 1hr so I didn’t have to stress but got to just focus on running fast and smooth. Only regret was I should have brought more food. I only ate 4 small granola bars (about one per hour). I relied too much on liquid calories (68 oz of gatorade I carried from the start) and it made me have to stop to pee too often. But it never felt bad. If it had been a race I'm sure I would have pushed harder. It's a nearly totally flat course so I'm sure there's a local PA fast marathoner who could go out and set the new FKT next weekend! Good luck!
Parkerford - Philadelphia
4h 33m 19s