Marathon pacing is a skill to practice and if you do you can have a more ‘comfortable’ race and achieve those goal times. If it’s good enough for Mo it’s probably good enough for the rest of us, so sit down with your coach and plan those marathon pace times.
At the start of the race, a great number of runners will go away from you, you can rest assured that like the tide a great number will have gone off too quickly and you’ll see them again! It is mentally more rewarding to be passing runners rather than being passed in the last phase of the race.
How to increase your running cadence. It’s easy to increase your running cadence with running technique coaching tips. You can run more efficiently.