fast and slow lanes
My experience is similar to Cougie, on my 1st FLM in 2005, I was expecting 4:30 and was in pen 9. Unfortunately, queing for the bogs I got caught and left at the very end of the pack around 20 minutes after the gun. It was great passing so many people and kept me in great spirits but when I got to 17 miles there were so many people walking across the field that I had to weave to pass and my aching limbs didn't find it funny. My philiosophy through training [several 22 mile runs] and marathons is never to stop, it is my mantra so it is very annoying when the slower runners do not offer due consideration and move to the side. All said, I still finished in 4:25.
My real question is the same as the others....if you have to walk then move to the side [if you haven't run further than 16 miles you should have this in the front of your mind]
Finally, we are all chipped so starting further down the line doesn't really make a big difference if it is your 1st FLM and you are unsure of your finishing time.
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