|Leaving the starting line in May of 2011|
|Coming in to the finish, |
Not only is this half marathon course brand new to me but it is also a point to point. I'm obviously hoping for a brand new PR since I was so close last month, however, I think this course is going to be a bit hillier than Oshkosh. The other goals I have in mind:
|After the race|
- Start slow and maintain a good pace. Negative splits, meaning the last half of the miles are faster than the first half, are always my goal but they've never happened. Maybe this is the race!
- Fuel regularly. In Oshkosh I fueled every 3 miles and that seemed to work well so I am going to try that again.
- Relax. Drop my shoulders and breathe. I tend to run with my shoulders all hunched up and then I hurt later so I'll spend some time every mile to evaluate my posture.
- Stretch post-race. My IT band has been super cranky lately so I know I need to stretch and foam roll.
- Have fun. All of the hard work is done so I just need to enjoy the scenery, my fellow runners and my time on the course.
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