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I am running Paris in 2 weeks. When I first started training I was aiming for a sub 4. However my training as gone very well. I have completed the following races
10K race 48 mins
Tunbridge Wells half marathon 1.45 mins
10K race 44 mins (2 weeks ago)
I have been training with a couple of fast men regularly and my speed has naturally increased I have completed 4 miles between 7min-7.15 min mile (pushing myself). I am 45 female and wonder should I pushing myself at 7 min miles in 10K races, does age really matter in running as I have become faster and improved as I got older not slowed down but do wonder is it healthy to push yourself to the max at times!
Yesterday I completed 13 mile run 1.50 and was trying to keep it slow.
If I throw in those times in the race predictors sites 3.30 is thrown up!
This will be my second Marathon but but not sure if I should go for 8 min miles and see how I get on or should I be more conservative . I have only ran one marathon before (six years ago) and was very fearful and worried about the "Wall" so finished in 4.17 but really had a lot more in the tank and ended up with a big negative split as ran the last few miles a lot faster.
So my question is how do I know my race pace should I run 8 or 8/30 min miles or should I stick to 9 min mile pace and speed up at the end if I can! All the training schedules say train 60 to 90 seconds slower than race pace but I just could not stick to running at 10min miles so felt too slow.
Should I go for the faster time? Should I run it slower then speed up,any suggestions would be very much appreciated!