Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:06
Only a short one, but planning on doing Pentyrch Hill Race 9 days after Manchester - 7 mile fell race with a couple of unrunable hills. I always have at least 4 or 5 races booked at any one time and pretty much have the rest of 2015 planned and even starting on 2016 plans.
Have to agree with comments that 20 miles in only 'half way' and like Gary, I will be constently reminding myself that if I can just keep it to a slow jog it'll be minutes faster than if I end up walking which is what has happened on my only 2 marathons to date.
Apologies if I missed this in race booklet / elsewhere, but does anyone know where the 3:58 / 3:59 / 4:00 pacers will start? The Green pen is 3:30-3:59 so would assume the back of there... or front of the next one? Don't really want to start in front of them. I know I'm leaving this very late, but still haven't decided on race pace / strategy. I'm not going to say what it is, but my half marathon time suggests I should easily go sub 4 hours but my PB is 4:31 from last year (when my HM PB was pretty much the same). So I'm not sure whether I take it easy and ensure I manage to get round without walking and hopefully get 4:15ish.. or do I go for broke and what I should be capable of and go with a 4:00 / 3:59 pacer from the start?!