I am sure you are all getting tired of hearing about the half marathon I have coming up this weekend, but I haven't ran a race since November and a half marathon since September of 2011! Forever ago and I am really excited about finally doing another! Here is my 3 part plan
1. Run my own race. I used to try to start out fast with everyone, but I later discovered that if I can just hold it in at the start and not take off like a bat out of hell sprinting when the gun goes off I tend to pass a lot of people as the race goes on. It is so much more gratifying to pass people who are struggling than to be passed by people who are making it look easy while I am struggling.
2. Two words..NEGATIVE SPLIT
Always a goal in a race. Means I finished strong and didn't start out all crazy.This will be easy since the first half of the race has roughly three uphill miles and the second half has only one and as far as I can tell the rest of the race is downhill
3. Have fun, relax, and enjoy. I know this won't be a crazy PR attempt. I haven't been able to get the training in. If I am not feeling the pace I am expecting to run it at, I am okay with letting go of it..really. BUT if at the halfway point I am feeling it...go for it!
also...if anyone has any great songs on their playlist I am looking for some new ones to add to mine. I probably will run without music for the first 5 miles or so, but then I like to turn some on to keep me pumped up.
and I will leave you with what one of my favorite shirts says. Happy running today!
Have a great race this weekend! Can't wait to read the re-cap!ReplyDelete
You're going to rock it this weekend. I mean, if nothing else, your awesome outfit will make you super fast!ReplyDelete
LOVE that shirt!!! You're going to do awesome in this race! I can't wait to hear all about it!ReplyDelete
Good luck Christy! I will be thinking of you; run YOUR race, girl!ReplyDelete
It sounds like you have a terrific plan. Good luck this weekend!ReplyDelete
Great plan of attack...it really does work! Good luck and enjoy.ReplyDelete
You are going to do great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Good luck this weekend!! Relax and enjoy:)ReplyDelete
Not tired of hearing about it...excited for you and your adventure! Hope you have a great race!!ReplyDelete
Love your plan too, by the way!Delete
good time or bad time, negative splits always make for a better race. From everything I've researched about that race, it's supposed to be a fast course, so you should do great and you may surprise yourself ;)ReplyDelete
Great plan! Have a fantastic race!ReplyDelete
Have a great race this weekend! I'll be sending you speedy thoughts as I cruise down the lakefront in my race :)ReplyDelete
I am also doing a similar plan of holding back at the front and progressively getting faster.. there might be headwind for me though on the 2nd half. (really wish it was on the first half instead, but thats life here!)
Good luck and have fun!!ReplyDelete
Good luck this weekend! BTW as a runner, all we do is talk about racing! lol Don't worry about how much you talk about it, we all love it!ReplyDelete
Best of luck, girl!!!! Go have fun!ReplyDelete
Have an awesome race! It looks like it is going to be fun, and I can't wait to hear (more) about it!ReplyDelete
Great post! Have a super race! I can't wait to see that outfit in action!ReplyDelete
Good luck! I hope you rock it! PS. I love that shirt!ReplyDelete