2:59 pacer dropout

What happened to the pacer?

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23/04/2013 at 11:23

According to my Garmin I covered 26.6 miles. That isn't surprising with the amount of weaving I had to do since a registration balls up resulted in me starting in Pen 9.

A some points through Canary Wharf I was clocking 3 minute miles. I found there wasn't much need for a Garmin with the clocks every mile, and I thought I paced myself pretty well up until 22 miles where I faded.

Its a great job the pacers do out there to keep it going through a whole marathon while also helping other runners.

23/04/2013 at 11:47

I cover 26.48, was my own pacemaker and finished ahead of 4.15, which was what I wanted.  I was behind the 3.56 where we merged but sort of guessed it was to do with different starts anyway.  I think they are amazing the pacemakers tbh, just I need to be in my own zone and it worked for me!

23/04/2013 at 12:39

PP - I measured 26.3 too.  That's the shortest London I've ever done!

23/04/2013 at 15:19

My Garmin gave me 26.19 but I did follow the racing line as much as possible which I didn't find too tricky after the first mile or 2 and didn't need to do too much weaving after then either. Splits totally out for Canary Wharf of course but think it pretty much worked itself out in the end. I use autolap as don't trust myself to remember to press lap every mile and at London there's too much going on.

Edited: 23/04/2013 at 15:20
24/04/2013 at 00:11

I'm relieved the 4.30 pacer is recovering ok, he collapsed literally at my feet - one second he looked a bit wobbly, the next he had hit the ground. It was pretty warm at that stage though (about 21 miles?) so heat exhaustion wouldn't have surprised me. I paced myself, but still think it's a hugely worthwhile thing to do and I'm sure helps many to achieve their goals.


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