OK I'll bit wrote:
Opiate for the Masses wrote:
Going out at WR pace is a sure-fire way for Mo to run a sub-optimal marathon time.
His half pb is 59.22 so 61.30 paced and he should be easy at that stage. How much is he going to lose in the second half? He has several mins in hand for his target of the UK record.
I didn't mention anything about a particular time. It's just that going out at a faster pace, even for just the first 5k, is a sub-optimal strategy for running your best time in a marathon. It's clear he's going for time and not the win. He should sit back on a hot pace from the start if he wants to comfortably get the British record. I don't care if he does or doesn't get that record, but his poorly thought out strategy of, "yeah, I guess I'll go with them no matter what, why not?" is idiotic.