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2014-01-31 8:13 PM

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This is late, but I hope a faithful person is online tonight or in the morning. I am pacing Pam Smith (winner of WS100 states this year) tomorrow at the RR100 in Huntsville. Since she is going for the us100 championships it is my understanding I have to be behind her 5 sec-10m. I can not offer advice, give her anything, do anything for her, etc. What the hell can I do? I know what our avg pace should be for her goal, but I need advice on what else I can do. Anything I am overlooking let me know!


2014-01-31 8:44 PM
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Not sure how many people will be around you but make sure she can see you or pick you out of the crowd.

Use non verbal communications like look at your watch if your fast (or slow) at mile markers (she should already know but it would be reassuring to get confirmation)

Have you guys discussed sighting? IE run on the other side of the road so she can use peripheral vision to see you vise turning and looking for you. She will be running the turns crossing at the apex not going the long way around so you can watch ahead for opportunities for her to see you and communicate like smile good job that kind of thing.

Just run the pace 5-10 sec behind - NOT 10 min ;-) and when (if) she needs you she will let you know and you can smile!

Tell her good luck have a great race and I hope these ideas can help or at least give you ideas that will let you help her run a US100 Championship qualifying race.

2014-02-01 7:38 AM
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Perfect! I am going to spend an hour with the crew prior to running to make sure we have all covered.


2014-02-01 9:21 AM
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Have a great race and let us know how it went!

 

2014-02-01 6:51 PM
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I've been watching the live feed on iRunFar and see that Pam dropped at mile 35.  Tough going.   Hope she recovers fast and will be ready to take the next 100 by storm!

2014-02-04 4:29 PM
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Lucky you getting to pace for her, I'm sorry the race didn't go well for her this year. I was there as well (dropped/pulled) at mile 40, it was actually tough conditions. Hot and humid, yuck.

I haven't checked myself, but someone told me after that there were something like 599 starters and 275 finishers. Unbelievable for what usually considered an "easy" hundred. I guess it just goes to show there are no easy hundos.


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