what should be my marathon pace?

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Oct 2013
2:52pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Bez-head
If I can run a half marathon at 7.45 min mile therefore what should be my perceived marathon pace - 8.30 or 8.45 ish or quicker or slower??
Oct 2013
2:57pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Puddington
Someone will be along shortly to tell you it's a lot more complicated than that :-)
Oct 2013
3:03pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Wirral Dave
This article might interest you:

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Oct 2013
3:07pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Wirral Dave
Or, to put it another way, if you can do 1:41 for a half, you should do around 3:50 for a marathon, which is 8:47 per mile.
Oct 2013
3:23pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Bez-head
Thank you.
Oct 2013
6:00pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Gobi
Too slow

Proper training would mean anywhere 3.28 - 3.42. If I was your coach and you ran 3.50 off a 1.41 half I would be gutted.

Of course this all counts on you doing the correct training.
Oct 2013
6:11pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Bez-head
Tried to run 8.45 pace. Nearly fell asleep. And was still too quick. I am guessing closer to 8.25_8.30 pace
Oct 2013
6:19pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Gobi
Bez - given your long runs needs to be 1.30 - 2 mins slower than this pace you better get use to it
Oct 2013
6:23pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Velociraptor
Interesting, Bez-head :)

How asleep did you fall during the 26.2-mile race at a little slower than 10mm pace that's in your training log for 6th October?
Oct 2013
7:48pm, 10 Oct 2013
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Dvorak
Stopped for tea and cake at ten miles and had a pint at twenty ;-)

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