Hopping on the bandwagon and posting my I VOTED photos. YAY AMERICA!
Some thoughts/Questions for my runner friends:
I’m not exactly sure what my race strategy for this weekend should be. Most of my long runs have been at or around an 11 min/mile easy pace— basically just cruising and chatting with my training group. My shorter runs (easy runs and tempo runs) are anywhere from a 9:30-10:30 average pace depending on distance. For my race this weekend, I’m not sure if I should push the pace and actually race it, or if I should hang back with my mom (who usually runs a tad bit slower than me) and just kind of enjoy myself and the atmosphere.
If I decide to race it, I have NO idea what my race pace at this distance should be. If I can run a 28:30 minute 5k, how does that translate into a 13.1 mile distance?
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- usualchatter said: Unfortunately I’m not quite qualified to answer this.
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- ariavie said: When switching to a longer distance for the first time, those calculators are less accurate. Since it is your first, I’d either run with Mom or race it, doing your first 5 or so miles at the easy training pace and see how you feel from there.
- strengthandlace said: I think it depends on your goal.. Are you there for the experience, sharing it with your mom, or is this more of an individual challenge for you, and you want to see how well you are gonna do if you give it your all?
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- michaeldoeslife said: its your first half, right? Hang back and enjoy it!
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- betternikki said: Runner’s World says 2:10:52 finish, pace 9:59 runnersworld.com/cda/tra…
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- seeamandarun said: Just go at a pace that feels comfortable. Just don’t start out too fast.
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- teacheatrepeat said: In training for my first two halves, I consistently ran at an 11/pace. The race atmosphere makes you definitley kick it up, both of those were at a 10:15-10:30 pace. Basically, JUST RUN and love it : )
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