Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:49
Retrovate (James) Welcome:
YM - and anyone else, i recommend a midweek run of at least 10 miles at your target marathon pace - more like 12 once you get into the February mileage. So for Sub4orDie'ers .... thats 9 minute miling. I recommend doing one of those every week. Each to their own, but getting the body used to always running that pace will give you more confidence on race day. In my own experience, in my last couple of marathons, even when my mental state started to slide, and it did plenty, my legs/cadence just carried on doing their thing - i didn't get greedy - just stuck to the pace and had enough confidence that they would keep turning over. Just my opinion.