Once again this year I offered to be a pace bunny and the other night it was confirmed that I will be pacing a group during the Army Run half-marathon in September. Last year I ended up pacing a 27:30 continuous 5 km. This year’s task will be a 1;45 run/walk half-marathon.
Pacing a half-marathon will no doubt be a little more challenging that pacing a 5 km but I am confident in my goal time. I completed the first half of this year’s Ottawa Marathon in 1:34 and I also ran a 1:36 half-marathon in April.
Since my training focus for the fall is the Philadelphia Marathon in November this will serve as a good training run for me. I actually have 28 km scheduled for that day so I will likely end up heading out for a warm-up run around the neighbourhood and run down to the start line like I did last year in order to get in a few extra miles.
I am also looking forward to being able to help runners reach their goal in the half-marathon. I can certainly see this becoming a regular part of my running schedule.
Have you ever been apace-bunny before or do you plan to?