*Note: RP = Race Pace
Miles 1-2: RP+15-20 seconds
Should feel slow
The crowd is helping you slow down – use it
Mile 3: RP+ 10 seconds
Starting to get through the crowds to settle in
Miles 4-9: RP
Find your comfort zone
As you get fatigued think about cadence
Plan ahead with nutrition
Miles 10&11: RP -10 seconds
Consider how much more uncomfortable are you willing to get
Will not be an easy shift, but pull away from your pack
You will be passing people
Mile 12: RP-?
No reason to hold back at this point – let it go!