Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:07
The current pace thing for me SG is just all over the place though. There's current lap pace which shows the average for the lap you're currently on, which is the best measure of what you're actually running. It jumps about a bit for the first 20 seconds or so of the mile, but then settles and it doesn't take much slowing or speeding up to alter that really. The average pace gives me the best indicator of where I am on the entire race and what I'll need to do to hit a certain target etc.
I'm not at a place where I can run without having a good look at my watch yet. I tried running a 10k without a watch earlier in the year, and I was shit. I think I look at my watch less than I used to. To me, not looking at the watch at all is more for once you're in the world of not smashing PBs all over the place. I'm basically still trying to nail a PB every time I run and when it goes right, I'm still taking big chunks off. I feel I still need a watch to rein things in a bit probably. I tried without one and I went far too fast!
I might have a bit of fun with it next year as I've got that gold standard monkey off my back now... I should be able to get that again next year with relative ease compared to this year and I'm nowhere near the next step up to platinum standard. I might experiment with running on feel again and see if I can manage it / push things on a bit further... But then, I'm only 12 seconds away from a sub 36 now...
(I'm a slave to my watch )