Good afternoon! I am having trouble with my Internet – bah! Hopefully this post goes through at all. :) Oh, James says hello.
Earlier this morning I put together my game plan for tomorrow’s Half Marathon. As you know, my goal is to finish in under 2 hours. My previous Half Marathon times are 2:05 and 2:03, so this is definitely attainable.
The issue I have been having with races is that I have been unable to pace myself correctly. I have started off fast, and ended up crashing at the end – like I did at my last 15K.
To ensure this doesn’t happen at my Half Marathon, I’m going to aim for Negative Splits, starting off slow (for me) and finishing fast and strong.
I plan to run miles 1 – 3 in 9:30, miles 4 – 7 in 9:15, 8 – 11 in 9:00, 12 –13 in 8:30, and then I’m going to haul ass across the finish line. That’s the game plan, anyway. :) Who knows what will happen?
I’m either going to cover this paper in tape (so I don’t sweat it off) or write the splits in marker on my arm so I can remember my goal paces.
Eck! I’m getting nervous (and excited).
Lunch was lame:
Just a veggie burger with mustard and cucumber, plus a lot of Colorado Kernals cheddar popcorn (times two of what’s shown).
Need to go find some fruit!
And I’m off to get work done! I have the Canon Rebel camera class tonight, which I’m super excited about. I will take loads of notes so I can share my knowledge, too.
If you’re a runner, cyclist, or triathlete, what is your “technique” for races? Do you just go balls to the wall or do you actually form a game plan?