Running, Target / Goal
Race or train against your virtual pacer. Always shows how much you are ahead or behind in time with respect to the goal-pace. Try to keep it at 0 for even splits. Collect some lead-time before that hill comming up, and verify that you did not fall back too much after. Out running we need clear feedback on how we are doing and motivation to reach our goals. I can't run and always look at current pace, and it's to abstract to figure out what the average pace-value 5:03min/km means that I really need to do after 7,7km distance. I find it is easiest to understand that I need to catch up on 22 lost seconds against the pacer. When I increase my speed, the feedback is instant as the pacer-difference begins to decrease. The pacer-difference also always has the same precision, where average pace loses precision over distance. In practice it works like an instant pace-band. Oh, my pacer is "Runner provided with the Apparatus intended to register his Different Paces" http://en.wikisource.org/...