Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Race dilemma

Ok, so I don't feel like I am as prepared for this race as I usually am. I have been so busy with buying and selling a house that I haven't had as much time to run as I would like to. And then I had the stomach bug which didn't help either. Which leads me to my dilemma, what do I do about a time??? I have the Garmin Forerunner 405 (which I love) and it has a pacer on it, so I can set the speed. Now in November, I averaged 8:15 minute miles, so do I use that number or do I use a more realistic number? I definitely want to push myself but I don't want to get so far behind that I start ignoring my watch. What to do? What is your advice? Where do you think I should put my pace?

1 comment:

  1. Run based on PRE. The garmin will mess with your head, and may even hold you back. You're probably faster than you think you're capable of running.

    Since the course clocks will be based on gun time, wear a basic stop watch so you have a loose idea of how you're doing per mile...not too fast or too slow.

    I limit how often I wear my garmin, even for training runs. It drives me crazy after awhile because I compulsivley start checking my pace like every 100 feet. In a race situation, I think it's best to run on how you feel that day.

    Good luck this weekend! Maybe I'll see you out there!