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I'm doing a 5k tomorrow night at Grizedale Forest in the Lakes. It's my first race for 10+ years and I've only been training for about 6 weeks or so. On a flat course I would aim to pace myself at about 4.10/km for the first 3km then speed up if possible. My problem is that after mapping the race route out I've found it's got 160m of elevation on it (I knew it would have some hills, but didn't realise how much).
The course is steadily up to 160m at half-way then steadily down, with about 0.5km of flattish ground at the start and the end.
Anybody got any tips on how to pace myself? I don't want to destroy myself on the uphill section and leave nothing for the second half, but then I don't want to be losing too much time either.