My rookie mistakes which I hopefully won't do again in 2011 (and later on):
- Don't start in the area of your last result - start in the starting area of your intended finishing time, even if you are not assigned officially to that area: to overtake slower runners is too exhausting and too alluring.
- Don't let you chevied by the other runners - respect your own solid run plan.
- Don't continue your running style, if you have noticed, that you have run too fast - adjust your inadvertence.
My Marathon Experiences
I love to run marathons. At most since my former boss tried to turn his team into a runners - I'm really manipulable, particularly by bosses. But frankly spoken: A marathon is unhealthy and boring. Healthy is only the time before - auspicious the time after it.
I got my fastest run in 2008 in Frankfurt: 03:54:51 - I've never understood how this could had happened. Nevertheless: my gross-running-time was still more than 4 hours. Because of the many many other participants in Frankfurt you have a long stand(!)by time, which naturally is included into the gross running time.
But however I am working to beat myself by running grossly under 4 hours - wherever it could be:
- * estimated or recalled values