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Hi all im in the taper down weeks of my marathon training im doing the Hull Marathon April 8th.
The training times I've been doing indicate I have a shot at sub 4 hrs (I have been recording my times and with fatguie slow down its acheiveable) but could be slighty over I will have to see on the day.
The web site of the marathon stated they will have pace runners for 3:30 4:00 and 4:30hrs on the day.
This is my first marathon and I only starting properley running about a year ago and did the Humber Bridge half last june so I dont have much race day experiance.
I was wondering would I be best to run with the 4:30hrs pace runner then increase my pace to go past if im able to, or would I be best to go with the 4:00 hrs pace runner and adjust though the run as to what im capable.
Also sorry to rattle on what balance of pace would a pace runner do? would it be slower first half then faster second or vice versa or just a level continous pace?
I just wanted to prepare best I can and also have my mind at rest for the day
Any advice and knowledge is very much appreciated.