i also like to know what minute miles im doing,right away,as opossed to when i get to the markers,because if im wrong then there may be a bit to make up.
the garmin tells you everything you need to know at a glance,but everyone is different and prefer their own routines.
I did my race today and I got my pb - 44.42 .
I ran with my Garmin as I decided it was my comfort blanket and I am not confident enough in knowing my pace yet. It stopped me going off too quickly and helped me to speed up when I realised my pace was dropping below 7:30. I managed to run a fairly evenly paced race I think which is somewhat of a miracle for me.
My mile splits were:
1 7:072 7:113 7:17 (slightly uphill)4 7:065 7:006 7:16 (hill near the finish)+ 1:41
I didn't do well enough to beat my rival, but considering last year I did this race in 49:20 I think I could do soon...
Thanks again for all your advice - it really did help.
Great splits, 5th mile your fastest, that is quality pacing.
From now, with the added confidence, and a little more training I think you can definitely aim for sub 7min/miling and eventually go sub 40min/10k, which is an excellent achievement for men, nevermind ladies.
Congratulation Dippycat, knocking 5 minutes off a 10k is some achievment, really well done
well done dippy,a great achievment,and proof that the garmin is a valuable aid for running.
although, after learning not to shoot off at the start on the road races, i did my second xc on sunday, and guess what, i shot off at the start, i did the first 2 miles in around 12.20 i think,and over the 5.24 mile course i averaged 6.27 min miles, so paid the price on the last 3.
so i will be making a point of holdong back at the next one.
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