OK, here's the plan for my half marathon tomorrow. Flat as flat can be (one bridge at mile 0.5 and otherwise pancake-like).
Weather forecast for tomorrow has changed to 48*F and ZERO wind at the start. That means I can wear just a singlet and shorts and maybe a throwaway long-sleeve tshirt and not totally become a popsicle before the start. Carrying 2 gels, ID on my shoe, and that's it.
I think even splits is the way to go. I'd really like to finish below an 11:00 min/mile pace, with a 2:24 or better finish time for a PR for my fifth half marathon out of my spring series of five.
Right now I'm thinking go off at 10:50-10:55 and try to hang right there steady-eddie the whole race; gels at mile 4 and 9 or thereabouts when I hit a water station. Kick it in gear at mile 9.1-9.5 and gradually increase the pace with whatever I have left. (Which sometimes is much slower than I start out, even giving it everything). (I've found lately that when I kicked it in a little later, like at mile 10.5-11.0, I sometimes felt like I had some energy left at the finish line and might have gone faster).
Any thoughts or recommendations?