Every time I run a race I run further than the actual distance. Yesterday’s half marathon I did 13.19 miles. That’s a good extra 40-50 seconds which makes getting the time you want even harder.
I understand why this happens because the organisers measure the shortest possible distance but how do people deal with this when trying for a PB?
to get under 1:30 in a half marathon you need to run 6:52 a mile. It’s all very well training for this but then you have to do an extra 150 yards at the end!
i know I’m being a bit pedantic but does anyone stop their watch when they’ve run the distance? That would seem reasonable!! Or maybe these watches just aren’t all that accurate!
incidentally I got to 13.1 miles on my watch in 1:30:15 so didn’t make it anyway!!