• WALLS ARE FOR LEANING ON AT THE FINISH, NOT HITTING MID-RACE 

  • Determine Your Pace To Finish Strong

    You have spent months training to run well on race day.

     

    Pace Guru is here to help use your training data to create your race day strategy.

     

    Look at your past 8 weeks of training data. Enter your average weekly distance and pace into the Pace Tool. Use the estimate to help set your pace and strategy on race day.

     

    How does it work? The Pace Tool is based on scientific literature and the expertise of scientists. We have taken those scientific explanations and turned them into something to share with the running community at large.

  • What is the Pace Tool?

    The Pace Tool is designed to estimate a runner's race finish time for a specific distance.

     

    You can use it days before your race to estimate your pace or as guidance for your next training programme to help achieve a particular marathon time.

     

    Have a race soon? Give it a try now by entering the average weekly distance and pace completed over the past 8 weeks into the Pace Tool now.

  • Quick Tips

    Below are quick tips to help with your training & racing:

     

     Additional science based insights are coming soon.

    TRAINING

    1. Run more and slow down – use the Tanda formula to calculate training loads for a given marathon fitness. Using the formula to offer a range of possible paces and distances can reduce the risk of injury.


    2. Track your training – following a gradual increase in training load can reduce the likelihood of injury. Keeping a log of your running is the best way of doing this.

     

    3. Use your heart rate monitor - Get to know your body and how it responds to the training you are doing. One way of doing this is to record your average heart rate for each run in your training log.


    4. Ramp your training – Build the mileage gradually to keep the intensity rising. Avoid the temptation to run fast – just because you can does not mean it is necessarily a good idea.


    5. Run “hot” - Optimize your training by layering up. Training sweat glands and plasma volume results in a cascade of positive adaptations.

     

     

    RACING

    1. Know your pace – Use your training data to establish a realistic finish time.


    2. Run to the racing line – You can end up running much further if you take longer lines around corners costing valuable time.


    3. Thermoregulation – Race cool by wearing as little clothing as possible. Pour water over yourself to aid cooling.


    4. Wear light weight shoes relative to your normal training shoes. Make sure they are comfortable and provide sufficient support. Heavier runners should take care with this approach as the cushioning required is larger. Clothing also adds weight. Make a sensible check that you are not carrying excess weight.

     
    6. Nutrition – if you have trained appropriately and the marathon conditions are good in-race nutrition may not be necessary – practice this on your long runs.


    7. Contingency plan – Have a few additional targets if plan A becomes impossible. If you do hit the wall, having secondary targets can make the difference between continuing and giving-up.

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