Posted: 02/08/2016 at 11:10
Alan - 16:15 isn't a bad marker for the next race, but obviously frustrating not to execute pacing as you'd planned. Definitely something that comes with track experience as I tend to look at 200/400/800 splits, then switch off and can run pretty even after that. Having groups to run with can be useful, but in my experience so many people are rubbish at pacing themselves, it often feels easier to do some front running if you're in a good rhythm.
LS21/TT - Best of luck with the rest of the Berlin build-up. I'm half tempted to fly out just to get pissed with you both!
I was up in Newcastle/North Shields/Tynemouth at the weekend for wedding shenanigans, and managed to fit in a couple of very pleasant 14 & 10 mile runs. Sunday's run brought up a fairly modest 169 miles for the month (plus 236 cycling miles), which was affected by a complete week off due to cold. It was a good month for weddings though!
I've just volunteered for more marathon pacing duties. The Richmond Running Festival on 18th September includes a marathon for the first time, and I'm the official sub-3 pacer. MsP's gonna use it as training for her 50k world champs seven weeks later. Anyone else up for it?