I’ve finally decided. I’m going to race conservatively at Boston this year. I’m still trying to PR but not going for an aggressive plan based on my training paces of 6:18 minutes per mile for my marathon goal pace.
My plan for this year is to try and range between 6:20 and 6:25 minutes/mile for the downhill and flat sections. That would put me somewhere between a 2h 48min and 2h 50min marathon.
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Trying to run 6:18s the whole way will not get me under 2h and 45 min (would be around 2:47:30) given the tough hills so I think getting the sub 2:50 target off my back at Boston is the right thing for me for now. Did I also mention that work is busier than it has in a long time for me, running can’t be what I stress about … it’s my stress relief so it’s to start settling into this goal and getting ready to race in two weeks.