|Avg Pace:||4:17 min/km|
|Elevation Gain:||210 m|
I actually have no idea how to race. I'm still not experienced enough to know what pace my body can hold on to. By the end of the first hill I was worried I was going too hard, but the downhills make up for it and was fairly relaxed. Seemed to be passing people continuously dodging in and out and felt like I took on Heartbreak Hill well, passing another few hundred people.
Managed the last 2k in 3:44/45 pace knowing I just might be able to squeeze under the 60min mark. Official time of 59:56 - Garmin had 59:57.7. Nice run, weather a bit shit, finished 3rd out of the 300+ UTS runners. No elite bag for me :(
Have the thoughts in my head that wonder what I could have done if I tapered and didn't run 34km two days ago etc etc. But I'm pleased to know I got this done in the time I've done.
No cross training this week so the total time is down. Biggest running week for the year by about 2km. 5 weeks until the Marathon.