I need to get myself reading... I've got Boston coming up next year and despite starting the book back in August I haven't progressed that far. All previous marathons have been trained for using garmin schedules from here on RW but I wanted to do a P&D one this time around.
Hmm, if I read quickly I think I still have time before the training period begins.....
Guys - any links to your routes in Broxbourne Woods? Are you on Garmin connect or anything?
I lived in Hoddesdon for 20 years and walked a fair bit in those woods. Now live in Kimpton, over by Harpenden, and we've some nice routes here - a few hills, but mostly lanes etc. I've a nice marathon route from home to Letchworth that uses part of the 'Hitchin Hard Half marathon' and has a lovely hill that I struggle to run down safely!
Anyway, always happy to share with other local runners as seem so few about Herts.
Which one were you after Nick? I've probably still got a sub 3hr and 3:15 saved to my PC which I assume I could send on to you. At worst you could then edit one?
Judging by what I've read on garmin's own site, they are pushing people towards using online training plans through garmin connect - I've always used runner's world downloadable ones into garmin training centre and onto the garmin itself, so I'm annoyed by the change as the connect ones don't look customisable (or so easy to customize)
Well done on your time Sofaboy. That's a heck of a lot faster then my first half marathon.
Did you record your own time whilst running, or is that the official time?
Reason being that official results for race time seem to be between 5 and 10 seconds slower that actual time recorded by people. Myself - started watch just before crossed start line and stopped just after actual finish line. Therefore should be 1 sec or so slower than official time (I was at the front, so chip time for me is race time). However, official results are 6 seconds slower than my own time.
Makes no sense, other than if they had to estimate my finish time as the chip failed.
Results also have me closer to the guy behind me than the one in front, but in reality this is the opposite to how it was - I was close behind the chap in front and out of sight of the guy behind.
Likewise, the top five runners came home in under 1:15 according to the race clock. Official results don't reflect this.
Think the chip system may have recorded slightly out / failed. These number chips are relatively new and I know other races have had issues.
No biggy, but you might be even faster than you thought!!
Was a great race as you say. Weather was spot on as well. Might not have been so nice if the weather was windy and rainy, as was in quite open countryside. I ran a half in Hitchin back in June and the weather was appalling and it really changed the race.
Bottles made the drinks far easier - so happy about that, although the water itself was very cold to drink!