Thanks for the comments about music, I reckon I'll try it while training but not during any races for now. Today I did 4kms at race pace which is going to be 4:37 per 1K. Found that I really couldn't keep the pace I was running 15 to 25 seconds too fast.
Somehow I have a lot of trouble holding pace either too slow by far or too fast. I think I'm going to set my watch to beep at 4:37 invervals and try to keep strictly to running 23:05 for every 5kms. I know I'm able to run faster but even ten or so seconds faster per K will hurt me in the last 10K. Anyway I'll try to be disciplined
this time and if I feel I've got something with 7K to go I'll push it a bit faster. We'll see but this is my 6th full marathon and I'm yet to finish with much in the tank.
Also Clairie and Tesso have now "tightened the screws" , nice discipline metaphor hey Stephen,with such fine races on the weekend. I'm going to have to be hurting real bad in this one before I give up on my goal. Thanks girls.