27th out of 420 in 2hr 11min 45sec at East hull 20 mile race today. Plan had been to stick around 6.30min mile marathon pace, and despite a 5.59 first mile I rained it straight back in. Pace was a little erratic but ave 6.34min miles, happy with what a very controlled run. Used 1 shotblok at 17.5miles and NO gels. 2nd counter in 1st team winners.
ey up. having a discussion. I have east hull 20 mile race on Sunday. My plan is to run it at proposed marathon pace all thru with possible speed up in last couple of miles just to make sure I can maintain 6.30 pace for at least 20miles and see if I reckon I can then run a sub 40min 10k after on 6th april
Clubmate just said he doesn't see the point and I should just go for it and try to break 2HR. What your opinion on it?
MA I agree with Tmoth. Assess where you are just before but with it being your first one go out at 6:50 or just above and see how you feel. Worse case is at 20-22miles the wheels come off and you just make it under 3:05.00. I aimed for sub 3hr at blackpool marathon last year but cocked up by going off too hard. 6.14 & 6.24 first two miles. Didnt get sub 3hr so I jogged last few miles for 3:05.56 thinking it would be enough.
Anyway after an easy week I ran national xc at the weekend at planned mp. 46.22, 608th place beating a few people I had never beat before. Sunday was a long coached fartlek session . 15min at 7:30 followed by 5, 1, 2, 4, 1, 2, 5, 1, 2, 4, 1, 2mins @ at least 1mile pace with 5min 7:30pace between. Absolutely knackered even today.
Finally got around to entering east hull 20miles on 9th as my warm up race for blackpool marathon. That should give me a big indication of if im near the 2:50.00 shape