Pace Chart for the 2019 Boston Maraton Qualifying Times

Selena McLeod

This table shows your 2019 Boston Marathon qualifying time, including the per kilometer and per mile pace, kilometers per hour and miles per hour.  Good luck with your training and think of our cold leg wraps after your long runs!   Age (Men) Qualifying Time Pace Per Kilometer KPH Pace Per Mile MPH 18-34 3:05:00 4:23 13.7 7:03 8.5 35-39 3:10:00 4:30 13.3 7:15 8.3 40-44 3:15:00 4:37 13.0 7:26 8.1 45-49 3:25:00 4:52 12.4 7:49 7.7 50-54 3:30:00 4:59 12.0 8:01 7.5 55-59 3:40:00 5:13 11.5 8:23 7.2 60-64 3:55:00 5:34 10.8 8:58 6.7 65-69 4:10:00 5:55 10.1 9:32...

Pace Chart for the 2018 New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry Qualifying Times

Selena McLeod

Boston isn't the only marathon with a qualifying standard, the New York City Marathon has its own qualification standard and in most cases it's actually more competitive than Boston's (to be clear, there are other ways to get into the New York City Marathon). Runners who attain the New York City Marathon qualifying standard in calendar year at certain NYRR races are eligible for guaranteed entry in the following year's New York City Marathon.  This table shows your 2018 New York City Marathon guaranteed entry qualifying time, including the per kilometer and per mile pace.  Good luck with your training and...

2016 study finds ice baths aided cycling performance after strength training

Selena McLeod

A 2016 study involving cyclists suggests that ice baths might reduce the detrimental effects of a lower body strength training session (weightlifting) on a subsequent high intensity training session (cycling). The study was published in PeerJ and carried out by researchers from Australia and New Zealand. This study involved endurance-trained athletes (not strength-trained) and compared the effects of ice baths and cold air treatment on 1) their maximal cycling performance and 2) post-exercise markers of muscle damage following a typical strength training session. A group of twenty athletes, evenly split between men and women, were randomly selected to take part in a test group that either used cold-water immersion therapy (15...

Professional athletes using ice baths

Selena McLeod

Endurance athletes are typically thought of as the main users of ice baths as a recovery technique.  The reality is that ice baths are used by competitive athletes participating in all kinds of sports throughout the world.  We searched "ice bath" in Twitter and thought the results were worth sharing.  After sifting through the many entertaining selfies of people taking ice baths, ten of the more notable athletes are mentioned below.  This fun bit of research shows that cryotherapy continues to be used by athletes who are at the top of their field. We've linked each athlete’s name to their...

2015 study finds ice baths enhance adaptations for endurance athletes

Selena McLeod

A 2015 study suggests that cold-water immersion can enhance the formation of new mitochondria, one of the key adaptations to endurance training. The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology and carried out by researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. This study investigated the effect of regularly using ice baths on how muscles adapt to endurance training. Eight males performed three sessions per week of endurance training for a four week period. Following each session, the subjects immersed one leg in a 10°C water bath for 15 minutes, while the opposite leg served as a control. The researchers took muscle...

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