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5 weeks to go until my first marathon.
When decided to run this was thinking sub 4:00 would be ok for first one (then had HM pb 1:36)
Training started to go ok and decided to try for 3:30 ish have managed all training sessions for this time-all have felt ok-gone slightly faster on intervals and LSR
Yesterday may marathon plan said sub 1:37 HM in middle of 16 mile run, i decided to run it as a time trial not 100% effort all the way but close by the end.
I ended up with 1:29:50 for the 13.1 miles and a avarage pace of 6:58 for the 16 miles.
If i put this into a calculator this suggest a sub 3:10 marathon!
I would love to get sub 3:15 and a GFA time but I am very worried about blowing up towards the end of the race.
What should I do? Go out at 3:15 pace and try to hold on-how bad could i feel if this goes wrong? I am talking something like 20 miles @3:15 pace then blowing and the last 6.2 a bit slower so still making current goal of 3:30 ish or is it more likely to be blowing and last 6.2 very slow / walking and struggling to get sub 4:00??
I am going to try mid distance tri's next year so this although my first maraton could be my last for a while (unless get GFA time)