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I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I have not, yet. I wish it had a mild shock feature... to tell you when you were getting out of a particular pace zone.
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That seems like a bad idea. I think the garmin works best if you think of it as a data collection device and not as a during-the-run-feedback device. Your own body and mind are way better suited for that function than an external gadget.
But then I'm a run by feel bigot.
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I think Pam was checking it out, at least she talked about using it. I plan on doing so when I figure it out.
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My problem with listening to my body is that when it feels good, I go faster ... and then around mile 18 I. Want. To. Die. I need to keep it in check for the first 20 miles of the marathon --- run a good, hard pace but not go too fast too soon ... 'tis why I asked!
I agree it's good to have a gameplan to keep your pace in check because you know you're going to be full of energy on race day. One thing you can do is take the first 15 (or 20) miles and make a rough plan for each 5 mile section. So if you want to average 8:55-9:00 for the whole marathon--take that time and multiply by 5 miles: you get 44:45 per 5 miles. Try to run the first 5 miles in no faster than 45:15, the next 5 no faster than 45:00, the next 5 no faster than 44:45, then go by how you feel the rest of the way.
I find it really helpful to think about nothing else but that first 5-mile split in a long race like a marathon. Don't let yourself go under whatever target you set...if the first mile is too fast, you still have 4 miles to adjust so there's no need to panic.
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