Jezza - I could have knocked about 2 mins off my half if I'd pushed, still didn't feel 100% at 1h30 though! Starting to think maybe the 1hr30 / 1hr 45 strategy might be a little silly - just trying to explore all my options!
Does anyone actually run the second half as quickly as the first?
Matchstick - good point about what people used to have i.e. nothing. Will worry about it less
Matchstick Man, I like your idea of training with no fuel - is this a proven thing, or did you come up with it yourself?
Also, you may think I'm mad, but what do you think of this as a race strategy:
I did a half in 1hr30 a couple of weeks ago, so I'm thinking of running the first half of the race at about that pace, then just taking it easy for the second half - i.e sub 1hr45. Has anyone done this and can it work???
How many gels / other food do you guys go through for a sub 3:15? I haven't got a clue!!! I've been testing out High5 gels, but still seem to get weak after 15 miles. Maybe it's my lack of training, but I really want a plan early on. Does this sound any good?...