Posted: 20/11/2013 at 12:41
SB, I had the same decision to make at Manchester last year. I was confident of getting 3:10 and hopeful of getting 3:05 so was obviously tempted to go for sub 3. In the end I decided to try for 3:05 and I was glad in the end, I ran good race under great conditions on the day and finished in 3:04 totally having given my all. I'm pretty sure if I'd have tried for sub 3 I'd have bonked and ended up slower than 3:10.
Thats not to be negative or try to put you off but make sure you are confident of doing the time, not just because sub 3 is a nice round number. Theres always next year to try and chip the last few minutes off a sub 3:05 time (I hope!!).