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I am running my first road race in over ten years and it is an 8k any suggestions on getting through it?

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  • start conservatively and try to save energy for the last 2miles. it's hard not to get caught in the excitement but if you can it'll save you from running outta gas. go with what equipement/food/rituals worked for in practice. raceday is not the day to experiment go with what worked in practice. good luck and have fun

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  • Depends on how much you've trained, and what are your goals.

    for an 8K- I'd take it right to lactate threshold, and keep it there for the first 5K or so, and then push it slowly beyond, until my eyes are bleeding for the last 1/2Km.

    but- I realize that's not for everyone.

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