Does anyone think they have a good strategy for running a course that looks like this?
(This is the altitude profile in meters for Brocken Marathon on Saturday)
As I see it, there are two good, but opposite, arguments:
1. Start out fast and then it won't matter how you feel the second half because it's all downhill.
2. Start out slowly so you can run the downhill more quickly.
Then there is the thought that I won't be able to run the uphill anyway, in which case strategy won't really help.
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin