Do it for charity. Do it for a club. Do it for yourself. Whatever motivates you to put on your trainers and run, know that you're doing something amazing. You've accepted the challenge. Your goal's set. Now find out how far your legs will take you.
Hitting your target time is all about pacing an even race. And that's where our pace band can help.
It breaks your race into even splits and works out your target time for each mile. For example, if you want to complete a marathon in four hours, you should be running roughly nine-minute miles.
You'll need a stop watch as well as a pace band to keep tabs on your speed. Check your watch every mile - the time on your watch should match the one on your pace band.
These will look like this: