As Cougie says half time is some way off (actually similar to mine) suggest 3:10-3:15. Most sub 3 runners i know are low 1:21-23 times. How old are you by way, if only recently started running?
As your first marathon it's setting a really tough target. Most will have a big fade on this just due to lack of experience. End up 15-20 minutes off positive split even.
From Minni's 3:30 thread, lots there are hitting great times 3:10-3:20 off slower half and 10k times but doing the endurance work - perhaps 5-9 x 20 milers. Absolute top Speed not that important it seemed.
40km a week is very low. More miles should get your half down to sub 1:25.
Umbongo, Definitely don't want to loose your funny bones, you would just be plain "Um." then. Tents with solar power? Kids these days.
ACoops, not surprised you're tired. Hope the 10k went well
Ikle, trail 10k any speed is great training for Thunder Run. Like it!
Ultra sounds good. What's your training plan?
Fido, yes want to do Comrades. Need to see what work reorg is like first Aug or Sept, changes and if any $$$ less. Planning ultra in July, August, definitely 2 in Oct then keep mixing it up till June. What you got planned this time? What hot marathons you recommend, Malta?
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Paced Mrs FRC for a 10k today, but she blew up, chest tight, felt sick, had to walk. Only aiming for 30 seconds faster than her Feb time (which was post Hebden 22 miler), but ended up 3 mins slower and same time as tunnel 10k last week - except no huge hill this week. Maybe trying to do too much, too hard? Any advice gratefully accepted.
backing off and slow steady miles? HRM data today would've been useful.