That's it last 4 mile gentle run with lots of chat done with running buddy. Next run is Sunday .
SusieB - difficult one - sensible approach has been mentioned, go steady stay with us 5hr folks well into second halft, keep it steady and chatty , then as we approach Chester say 22 or even 20 then gradually very gradually go a head , only slowly increase pace as any fast change could be real bad . But you've a few goals 1 finish 2 beat 5:10, 3 beat 5 hrs - by going too hard even at 20 could jeopardise the 5 hr - so steady steady.
Itsalways difficult , I've done 32 marathons and still trying to beat the 4:17 from Chester 2009 or 2010-
My advice to you is go steady .
Tho I tried to stick with 4 hr pacer in Paris and did so well into 2nd half , then slowedafter 20 dug in and got 4:18.