HM Race Day Plan

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  • #18999
    FatDad
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    I am running the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday (the only race I run). There will be thousands of runners Stryd tells me that 288W (the bottom of Z3 for me) will get me a 2:02:23 +/- 3 min time. I would really like under 2 hours.

    Last year I ran with a target range on my watch of 294-285 and achieved average of 295 and 2:04:44.

    I am going to use a race plan for the first time and was thinking of:
    Get just ahead of the 2H pace marker in the line up so I am over taken more than blocked by slower folk
    0-1KM 270-286 W as the pack thins out and I warm up (1 degree C expected)
    1-18K 286-296W
    18- 21K – 290-300W
    21-22K – 100000W!
    I’m 56 with a BMI of 29.7. Does the above seem reasonable?

    Many thanks in advance

    #19002
    Charles
    Participant

    Sound like you are there. Good Luck!

    If you are going for time, you might want to set up a workout on your watch for pace.

    My last race I created a pace based workout at 87% – 90% threshold pace (I just needed a time to qualify for another race). This gave me a constant report on my progress (average pace) and I would step up or back down as necessary. Finished within seconds of my objective.

    #19004
    FatDad
    Participant

    Thanks Charles. I’m a bit worried about switching to pace as I have been training using power and the course is a bit hilly.

    #19037
    Leyla Porteous
    Keymaster

    Hey Fatdad,

    Matt wrote a great resource on race pacing that might help you take a different approach to your pacing for your upcoming event.

    How to Set a Good Race Time Goal

    Have a read through and if you have any additional questions let us know.

    Coach Leyla

    #19051
    FatDad
    Participant

    Many thanks.

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