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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!
Smart Pacing Strategies in the Marathon with Special Guest Steve Waldon
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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Glad you enjoyed it!
I heard this episode yesterday on my way to work and found it very informative and illustrating. Even more interesting, when I got back to the office I found an email from my running store asking me if I wanted to pace on of the “12 miles of Christmas” group run on the 24th… I have never paced before but thanks to this episode I was able to say yes with the certainty that I can do it.
I’m glad it was so helpful and came at an opportune time. Good luck with your upcoming pacing gig!
And the gig comes with a free pair of Brooks, so I can’t complain.