My 301 said 26.9. It was accurate until Canary Wharf then it was all over the place. The brain also went about the same time so it was hard to try and work out if my pace was still on target. Ended up with only 1 minute slower than last year and under my "good for age" target so that was great but SO SO HARD for the last few miles.
Thanks for the response, Mike. I have been running for over 14 years but I have never been fast. However, I am definitely slowing down so probably beyond the plateau you mention. But I'll try and improve the quality to maintain fitness as much as I can. I'm aiming for sub 4:15 in London to get "good for age" as I did last year.
Hi Mike. I'm in my late fifties and training for the FLM using my Garmin 301 to help me. Over the years that I've been running my maximum heart rate has decreased and my pace has slowed. Does the former necessarily lead to the latter or can good training offset this effect or even increase the max heart rate? Is the decline inevitable?!
So good to read all the positive comments. I ran the race and I also live in Eyam and I feel very proud that the village put on such a good event. All the money goes to charity so it's brilliant that the race is becoming increasingly popular. Hope to see another great turnout again next year. Those hills just make it more interesting!