Am 3.5 PM 9 on Shoreline Trail in 58:05 (6:27 pace)
Yeah so I think I finally have solved the Boston number fiasco and the Boston shoes fiasco and the Boston Sickness Fiasco, maybe it's time to start taking stock of my fitness level and to make some goals. Then again maybe not. I think of this year as a baseline, I've accumulated alot of workouts but I don't really know what they mean. Judging by two noteworthy sea level performances (my astonishingly easy 9:47 two mile which I felt I could have stretched into a sub 15:20 5K and my grossly unofficial 1:11 HM time trial that I won't even think of considering a PR take it for what you will but was still a massive breakthrough on a course that I've run dozens of times over the last 7 years) I have improved. However, judging by my last marathon it may still be several years until I can push myself for 26miles.
That said here is the plan. Just go out relaxed, try not to worry about people around you and don't go out faster than 5:45, preferably around 6:00. Go through 5k in around 18:20 and then try to hold 18:10-18:30 5ks until 20k (hopefully 1:13:20). Then run from 20K to 30k in under 36mins (hopefully 1:49:20). Next try to do 30-35k in 19 minutes taking me to 2:08:20. Hopefully after that I'll still have something left and will be able to drop it down to around 18flat 5k pace still on the downhill (40k in 2:26:20). Then finish strong with an 8:00 finish (2:34:20). I think mentally breaking the race up like that may help me who knows? Any suggestions?