Go Time – Week 12 Half Marathon Training

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It’s officially the end of “week 12” and my half marathon is this weekend! With tapering on the plate this week I had the following schedule:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 5 Miles
Wednesday: 3 Miles
Thursday: Cross Train
Friday: 3 Miles

Done. Done. Done!

I think I’ve figured out my game plan for this weekend. I will be honest, I’m really nervous about the weather. It’s possibly going to rain overnight so I feel like it will be a freezing cold start.

I picked up a few pairs of sweats to wear and toss as soon as we start (or once I feel warmed up). The Marathon/Half Marathon said they donated 500+ pounds of clothing to goodwill after the race last year so I’m good with that and do not feel bad tossing at all!

I decided to take a piece from Meb’s book, Meb For Mortals and set more than one goal. They are:

  • Under 2 Hour Half
  • Negative Splits
  • PR
  • Have Fun

I went out too fast at my first half marathon and I really would like to avoid that this time. I’m going to try and stick with a pace group at least for half of the run. If I can avoid the “we just started” adrenaline rush I feel like it could turn into a great race.

More than anything, I’m just looking forward to a fun and huge run.

It’s go time.

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