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Ryan
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I think some of it can come from just running experience but some also has to come from race experience. No training run can simulate the excitement, nerves, and adrenaline rush you experience as the gun goes off. You need to run races to learn how to handle those factors and how to factor those into knowing how fast you're running.

Sure, running experience in training runs and workouts can help you hone your pace setting skills but only racing itself can help you perfect those skills in a race environment that, depending on the race, can be far different than a training environment.