On Sunday I will be in Buffalo for my first Marathon of 2015. After the Rochester Marathon last fall this will be my second marathon, and there are a few things that I am looking to do differently.
During my last marathon, I remember being disappointed when the 4:15 pace group passed me around mile nine, as my plan had been to maintain a 4:00 pace through the first half of the race. This time my plan is to go out much slower at a 10 minute per mile pace which will put me between the 4:20 and 4:30 pace groups. If I can keep this pace up for at least the first twenty miles then I should be in good shape.
At this point the weather for Sunday is still a bit uncertain, so it is hard to say how quick I predict that I will be. At the very least my goal is to PR and improve upon my time from last fall.