Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:27
Cheers guys, I know you are all right Helps to offload though!
I'm with you on the gold/silver/bronze goals.
For me, it is my first marathon. So I have no PB to beat - though it means I am guaranteed a PB this year
Gold - Sub 4. This would need to assume I have a really good taper and my legs are feeling awesome. It's 9.09 a mile, which is the same as my Half PB pace. But since October when i set that I have improved a lot and dropped 2 stone in weight. According to McMillan this is achievable based upon my recent 10k PB, but I'll have to really gut it out to hit it I think.
Silver - Sub 4.15 - This is probably the most realistic for me. 9.43 a mile this fits much better with the standard half conversion rates.
Bronze - Sub 4.30 - I'd be disappointed to finish slower than this, purely because this is only marginally quicker than my LSR pace.