Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:03
Echo that on the win there Ryan, hard being out there on your own, definitely worth a few minutes.
Jools, I suspect you could run it without a watch and still know whether you were on 2:45 or 2:48 pace. I'm also confident that you're not going to let your eyes get too big and crash & burn. Way too sensible to do that.
Like the pacing strategy LS21. I like Chris Boardman's approach to pacing for the (cycling) hour record - he'd be constantly asking himself if he could keep that pace up to the end. If the answer was 'yes', it meant he was going too slowly, 'no' meant too fast - 'not sure' was the answer he was looking for. I've had that feeling in HMs recently when I'm hanging onto a group for a few miles, not sure if I'll be kicking on at 10 miles or drifting away. I don't think I'd try that approach in a marathon though, not until the last 10k at least!