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.