Posted: 31/01/2012 at 14:32
I ran a 16 mile race in 2:10, which I thought was pretty good. However I was overtaken by a bloke bouncing a basketball and someone in a bumblebee costume. Bastards.
Your times are very respectable. I always feel that you don’t want to go flat out in your first races otherwise you will never be able to better your times! My advise would be to have one long run a week, gradually getting up to 13, 14 or 15 miles and one fast run a week, no more than half the distance of your long run. I tend to have an easy week once a week but maybe that is just me being lazy!
I found it difficult to keep to an even pace without a watch with a pace function on it Before I bought this my early miles were much faster than the later ones, I now try and run at a constant pace throughout a run, at least on flat ground.