Hi guys Just a question regarding pens. I put 3:30 as my estimated time on my application and have been put in pen 4, which has the runners world 3:45 pacer! I was hoping to run with the 3:15 pacer, to improve on my 3:27 from last year. I am shit at pacing myself and am now worried I was lose a lot of minutes trying to break from the slower runners? Was I put in the wrong pen and is it gonna be a hindrance if I'm looking to run 3:15/20? Should I try and run a faster 3/4 miles to catch the 3:15 pacer or just start steady and hope I can pace myself to a new PB. Any advice will be great Good luck to all running on Sunday! Lee
I have my first marathon in just under 2 weeks and did not really pay attention to my trainers during my run plan. My current trainers have logged 490 miles and I have about 30 miles left of my log. After realising I was close to the gospel 500 mile switch off point ( according to most blogs and articles on the net..) I bought a new pair. After getting advice as to what to do from a specialist in a running store I am still none the wiser?
So what do I wear..
A - Old trainers that would have logged 520 miles before the big day?
B - New trainers that would have logged 30 miles before the big day?
Annoyed I put myself in this position in the first place as I know I should have been wearing trainers that were only halfway through their life! Thanks in advance!