In this episode we discuss smart pacing strategies with Coach Steve Waldon -one of our coaches here at MTA and a 3:30 pacer at the New York City Marathon. You will hear how to establish goals, the tricks to pacing (tools and tips), how to adjust mid-race, and how to get through the tough later miles!
Coach Steve Waldon is a RRCA Certified Running Coach and a 3:30 pacer at the New York City Marathon. He’s a 2:53 marathoner with over 25 marathon finishes, nine 50 mile finishes, and two 100Ks. He also completed the Atacama Desert Crossing -155 mile self-supported stage race.
Topics/Questions Covered in this Discussion
- Common mistakes people make
- Choosing an appropriate pace
- What if you start out too fast?
- Adjusting Mid-Race
- The reliability of our GPS watches
- What to do in the later miles
- What about run/walkers
- What does it take to become a pacer at NYC Marathon?
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