Originally Posted by ncmc
Just noticed on the CCM thread that your gold/silver/bronze times are pretty similar to mine. What's your strategy, are you going to go out with the 3:45 pacers and push on or just stay ahead of them and do your own thing? I was hoping to go with option B as I think I'd have too much time to catch up with option A, but I'm worried I'd head out too fast and have a blow up. Seeing what a tough time everyone had in limerick has left me pretty nervous.
Heya. I haven't seen the reports from Limerick yet, I think now I'll give them a skip.
My plan was to go run my own race originally, but I'm think 3:45 pacers now. I've been busy, sick and injured for most of the last two weeks, so only 2 of 10 possible sessions run. I'm looking for a full week this week, get my third 20 miler out of the way, and then to taper well. With my calves the way they are at the moment, I'm looking to get to the start line in one piece, and I should have enough done to hit 3:45, at least keep that pace for 20 miles. I'd love to say that I'll kick on at that point if I've anything left, but a) I won't be motivated to go quicker to shave all of a minute or two off, esp. since I have no marathon time to beat in the first place, and b) I won't have anything left
I don't want to blow up, but I don't want to go too slow either, which I'll find extremely difficult psychologically if I do. So 3:45 is looking like the start option at the moment. Plus no shortage of people to hang on to when the going gets a little tougher.