|My first half marathon!|
While I've completed the half marathon distance before the distance is still a little daunting. The majority of the long runs I had during this training season have gone really well so I'm going to try to channel in on those positive feelings when my mental energy starts to wane.
The other courses I've run have been promoted as fast and flat courses. This course is not promoted as flat so I'm really hoping that I'm trained well enough to handle the hills. I'm pretty sure that the Coach B voice in my head will quote Christopher (her son) and tell me to pound my legs into the hill and climb it strongly, or something like that.
So... my goals:
- Run the entire race
- Of course I really want to be able to run the entire race. That is except for the short breaks when I have to stop to drink since I can't seem to do that without choking if I'm running.
- Begin Slow
- I'm hoping to be smarter about this race than any of the others I've done - going out slower than I normally would in order to conserve energy for the final miles.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
- Fueling at pre-determined times to keep my hydration levels up so that I don't get dehydrated, again
So who else is racing this weekend? Any tips?
If you're in the Lake Mills, Wisconsin area c'mon out and cheer me on. I'll be sporting my usual Team Challenge singlet!