Why Use a Pace Team
Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Half Marathon and Marathon Pace Teams, sponsored by ProHealth Physicians, are a free resource for participants. Experienced pace leaders run a steady pace and keep track of that pace during the race so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing in a certain time.
Picking your pace team depends on what your finish line goal time is. Choose a pace group that reflects your training and ability level based on finish times during training, and allows you to run at a comfortable rate throughout the race.
If you can’t decide between two paces, it is recommended that you start with the slower pace, as you can always pick it up later in the race.
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