NYC marathon course notes by Miles with Description & Elevation Change

I have run the NYC marathon in 2013, am running it again this year 2014. Here are some notes from my training runs on the course; combined with some info from the web.

The 26.2 mile course and elevation profile

Click to access TCSNYCM14CourseMap.pdf


http://www.pbase.com/gmaclin/image/96811527/original

My description for the level of inclinations, is as per my understanding and feel for the course on the day(s) I was running it. It could be every individual could feel the same inclination differently.

Level 0 Flat Road
Level 1 Slight uphill
Level 2 Crying it loud, when you start feeling the hill
Level 4 Paterson Plank, Jersey City uphill level
Level 5 Newark Avenue, Jersey City uphill level

Mile Description with Elevation Change Effort Level (1 is average effort for whole race) you can multiply to get mile pace
0-1 Start uphill Midpoint of Verrazano Bridge (uphill +174′) 1.085
1-2 downhill Verrazano Bridge Exit Ramp (downhill -200′) to 4th Ave. (slight uphill) 0.937
2-3 Brooklyn is mostly Flat till 8th mile, On 4th Ave. to 81st St. 0.990
3-4 Flat road On 4th Ave. to 63rd St. 0.990
4-5 Flat road On 4th Ave. to 43rd St. 0.988
5-6 Flat road On 4th Ave. to 22nd St. (slight downhill) 0.985
6-7 Flat road On 4th Ave. to 3rd St. 0.987
7-8 Flat road To Lafayette Ave. 0.995
8-9 unexpected Level 2 Inclination of 0.5 mile and downhill On Lafayette Ave (uphill first 1/2 mile) 1.013
9-10 mostly flat On Bedford Avenue to Hayward Street (slight downhill) 0.980
10-11 Inclination Level 1 of 0.5 mile On Beford to South Third St. 1.016
11-12 downhill On Bedford to Manhattan Ave. 0.987
12-13 Flat road Manhattan Ave/Pulaski Bridge ramp 0.998
13-14 Bridge is 0.2 mile Level 4.5 inclination Pulaski Bridge (+30′ maybe much more) then is Vernon Blvd. 0.990
14-15 Queens is Flat road Vernon Blvd. to Queensboro Bridge entrance ramp 0.990
15-16 Bridge is 0.4 mile gradual uphill Level 4 inclination Queensboro Bridge (+110′) 1.068
16-17 initial downhill then from 64th to 84th uphill and downhill every 4-5 streets Queensboro Bridge exit ramp to 1st Ave. 0.980
17-18 84th to 95 all downhill and then Flat road On 1st Ave. to 95th St. 0.990
18-19 Flat road On 1st Ave. to 115th St. 0.990
19-20 Bridge is 0.2 mile Level 4.5 inclination, up & down ramp is another 0.2 miles On 1st Ave. to Willis Ave. Bridge 0.992
20-21 Flat road & Madison Ave Bridge is very little uphill 🙂 137th St./138th St. to Madison Ave. Bridge 0.997
21-22 downhill ramp and flat after that On 5th Ave. to 120th St. 0.992
22-23 Flat On 5th Ave. to 102nd St. 1.000
23-24 Tough Level 2 inclination grows on you outside park 110 St to 90th St 5th Ave. to Central Park, E. Dr. (uphill first 1/2 mile) 1.032
24-25 Up and down in park, downs are nice On Central Park, E. Dr. to 66th St. 1.007
25-26 Up and down in park, downs are nice Central Park E. Dr. to 59th St. to Central Park W. Dr. at 62nd St. 1.017
26-26.2 Level 3, sharp uphill to finish next to Sheep meadow Uphill to finish line at Tavern on the Green 1.018

Happy Running!

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