Had a pretty good run today but i have "rediscovered" a problem with my running i have had for a while and feel it's time to make a concerted effort to conquer it!
Arrived for the run and had a short warmup but this wasn't a problem as i took off running easy.It was an approximately 13km course round trip out and back.It started i am guessing at 30 odd metres above sea level and climbed to approximately 400m ASL.Finished in 65:07
First half 37:26
Second half 27:41
So over this short distance i had a decent run and kept fairly focus but was aware of my intensity of effort fluctuating due to the "surges" i wasn't adequately controlling.
The problem:My hill running pacing is shocking and i found myself surgeing and waning on all the uphills.I know that the other runners around me were catching up then i would surge ahead again perhaps continuing and perhaps walking.
I am concerned about how this is going to affect my run at 6 foot and whether i should abandon the running of hills and attempt to just power walk them instead or a mix?
Reading the threads on Cool Running has made the race tactics a bit clearer but i need some good advice to help me with my pacing issues also it annoys some of the people i run with...
Advice would be much appreciated.