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Im totally new to running, in fact I used to hate it with a passion being a cyclist instead. So I decide to do a half marathon to see what it was all about, well in 3 weeks I will be. Ive been training for a few months and really enjoying it but need some advice.
Im looking to run it in under 2 hours but Ive no idea if I can acheive this and how to pace myself. Currently Ive run 13.1 miles as part of my traning last week and did it in 2 hour 7 mins. The first hour I ran at 6.7 mph but then the last hour my knees were really painful and my speed dropped. I can run 45mins at 7mph. Any advice/thought on if under 2 hours is achicveable on race day and how to go about doing it - both training wise in these last few weeks and how to pace myself race day eg. run fast 1st then slow or what? Also should I buy a joggging watch? At the mo I carry my cycling gps with me....
Lastly on race day itself how should I hydrate and energise myself....Should I carry a bottle or will drinks be provided and how much water/gels should I consume?
Sorry if these are standard boring begineers questions! Any help appriacted.