Ric, my plan is to try and stay at about 80% WAVA so when 50 that is 63 dead for 10 miles and at 59 it is 68, a full 5 minutes slower. I won't do anything specific at V50 but will play the stats game and the best chance of getting V50 prizes is to race them when you are 50 and not 59
sounds sensible Phil - I'm sure your pacing in the 1st mile will see you well below sub 60 pace though!
Wool, my pacing seems to work for me. I have a plan which is fast start, easy for the middle and then push for home. This means I work hard for two thirds of the race whereas a lot of people who pace it more evenly only work hard for a third or half the race. It is no coincidence that people who close in on me in the middle third seldom manage to convert the closing in into a win.
Birthday today, 49th, had a nice 13 miler at lunchtime. Some odd chap wished me "Happy bidet son" on facebook
I’ve entered the Cabbage but will be (literally) miles behind many of you.
PMJ – how fast do you realistically think you could get round there at the moment? I was going reasonably well (for me) early in the summer but things came to a grinding halt (literally) when I ran in to that medical car back at the 1st Yateley of the season and since then I’ve not really run a full-hearted road race to test where I am. Sunday’s Swallowfield 10k should be a decent marker, perhaps if I can run 39 or so there I might be able to run sub 65 at the Cabbage.
I do love a set of parentheses (literally).
I am aiming at about 62:30 which is 80% WAVA which equates to just under 38 for a 10k which feels about right. I went through 10 at Maidenhead Half in 63:30 so it isn't an unreasonable target. May set out a bit faster in the forlorn hope of sub-60 but I really need a couple of 10 milers to allow me to take such a risk and I haven't got such so may target Brighton 10k as a risky one and be happy with a safe one at Cabbage Patch.