Catalin Bond

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Pacing a one-mile race

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!

For cat lovers...

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 00:19

More kittens for when the Palindromes are sleeping!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:54

Well done to all of you who've past 500.

I'm still crawling along at 428 for the year to date. Still, is a better half year total than last couple of years... just got to do 572 for the second half of the year!

Pacing a one-mile race

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 17:34

Thanks for all the responses. Lots to think about. I like the sound of starting just a little slower than target pace and then evaluating. They start us in waves with similar target times. If people have similar strategy to me, it will help to have someone the aim for on the way round, just got to make sure I don't get myself pulled away too fast at the start!

Pacing a one-mile race

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:30

Does anyone have any advice on the best way to pace a one-mile race? I have a rough idea of target time, predicted from a recent 5K and half marathon, but is it better to go for it from the beginning, or to hold back and aim for a negative split?

This will be in a park not on a track, if that makes a difference. Though I think the course is pretty much flat.

Not raced anything this short in years - I used to regularly run 800m as a teenager but my pacing strategy was awful; run as hard as I could, then die! (my first lap was often 20s faster than my second!)

For cat lovers...

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:15

In other cat news... always remember to check your plane for cats before you take off!

Round Sheffield Run

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 11:29

Hi S3200H, sorry taken a few days to get back to you. Thanks for the offer of the place, but it looks like one of my friends has had to pull out so am going to take her place as it's in the 9.30-9.45 start. Hopefully someone else wil be able to take yours.

Brushing your teeth after running?

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 11:27

Nope. Never crosses my mind to brush teeth immediately after running.

But I am with An Other Half - if I'm running in the morning I like to have brushed my teeth before I go, otherwise my mouth feels horrible.

Round Sheffield Run

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 23:59

Don't suppose anyone has a place in this event that they can't use. Am particularly interested in 9.30-9.45 start window as I have friends doing that one. I failed in the organisation of actually entering!

Website implies you can transfer entries online. As it is within 4 weeks of the race looks like you can't get a refund, but I'd cover the race fee.

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:45
Pirate on the run! Sorry missed his number
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