Whatever distance you are racing on any particular day, if you have a time based goal you probably have an idea of what your race pace needs to be in order to achieve said goal.
Knowing your race pace, and nailing it during your race, are two completely different things however.
Rarely, if ever, are you going to run a perfectly even race where you hit every mile split on the dot every time.
And when you take into account curves/corners on the course, other runners, changes in elevation, water stops, etc., trying to hit most of your splits spot on is an exercise in futility.
So what you are you supposed to do in order make sure you nail your time goal for the day? Read more