Ric, my plan is to try and stay at about 80% WAVA so when 50 that is 63 dead for 10 miles and at 59 it is 68, a full 5 minutes slower. I won't do anything specific at V50 but will play the stats game and the best chance of getting V50 prizes is to race them when you are 50 and not 59
sounds sensible Phil - I'm sure your pacing in the 1st mile will see you well below sub 60 pace though!
Wool, my pacing seems to work for me. I have a plan which is fast start, easy for the middle and then push for home. This means I work hard for two thirds of the race whereas a lot of people who pace it more evenly only work hard for a third or half the race. It is no coincidence that people who close in on me in the middle third seldom manage to convert the closing in into a win.
Birthday today, 49th, had a nice 13 miler at lunchtime. Some odd chap wished me "Happy bidet son" on facebook