Setting a race goal can be a daunting process, particularly for marathons. You don’t want to see yourself short and set a goal that will leave you feeling like you could have pushed harder on race day, but you also don’t want to pursue a time so speedy that you crash and burn.
So you take a recent race time (bonus points if it’s a half marathon!) and enter it into one of the many race predictors available online. And now, Runner’s World promises that their new, Better than ever!, predictor will render an even more accurate prediction to help you set your expectations right for race day.
But just how accurate and practical is this new race predictor?