Posted: Yesterday at 09:06
Oh FFS i haven't gotta write all that again have i, it took most of my lunch break ?!
Summary - Thanet 20
Race organised by my club in memory of Ricki Savage, a fellow Thanet Roadrunner, who died shortly after completing 2013 Dublin Marathon.
Route is from my hometown of Ramsgate along the coastline to Broadstairs, back along coast to Pegwell and back again to Ramsgate.
5 easy running East with a tailwind av 7:18
10 MP after the turnaround running West with a headwind av 6:43 ish
5 MP back east with a tailwind av 6:25 ish ( including mile 19 uphill 6:36 and a last mile 6:14 )
My HRM played up from mile 6 so i had to go on perceived effort as it's a fairly up and down course so difficult to get a rhythm and there was no way i'd hit MP into the wind and still be alive at the finish.
As i have no HR data to go on, the course is completely different to London and the wind was pretty horrible ( we heard somebody say after " i'm not doing that again it's all up, down and bloody wind ), it's difficult to say but i reckon i should be capable of 6:30-6:35 with a decent taper.