Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:39
Thanks for all the advice.
Target time was 7.40 but that was gonna be a stretch for me on a good day, and with today's temperatures it was not gonna be a good day!
I was in a heat with about 20 people, thought they were mostly going to be faster than me so settle in at the back. Once garmin settled down I check pace, and quickly realised That despite being last, I was going to need to slow down as I was well under target pace and feeling it. Next, just to make things worse I realised my shoelace was undone! First lap 3:53 (including s stop to tie the lace). Second lap was uneventful, managed to catch a couple of people and tried to sprint for the finish, felt like I'd picked uo, but was actually slower. Final time 7:55.
What I leant, probably not going to get my best time on a hot day, i probavly need to hang back further at the start, and make sure to tie my laces!