Posted: 09/03/2014 at 23:21
Kaz1 - not tapering just yet are you? One final week for me last few weeks I've gone from 62, 47 last week, 43 this week, 40 next
TD - really helpful advice. I have Garmin 610, in Manchester 2013 ran 26.13 and Chester 2013 26.32. I tend to rely on average pace, as well as current pace and mile split pace to keep on track. The current pace gives me a kick if I start to slow and I flex on the mile splits setting a max to keep to. I was thinking about a footpod for the tunnels but these and Garmin not 100% and the advice re times seems excellent especially easier to track on 5ks (only 8 of these to worry about)!!!
My realistic target is a marginal PB to beat 3:40:32. I figure if I can do each 5k in 26 mins this is easy to measure, 26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, 182, 208, plus 12 for last 2.2k = 220 (3:40). Naturally I'll slow in last 5k and want 3:39:xx so if I can build some contingency in the first 20 miles that will help, say 3 mins overall allowing up to 1 min per mile slower then it's achievable. My Garmin can then just ensure current pace / mile split on target. Sound like a plan?