Chasing a PR

My next Half Marathon, 13.1 long miles, is in 66 days and a few hours. I have not been following my ‘training’ plan, I have not been doing enough cross fit and I have not been focusing on my goal, getting a BIG brand spanking new PR.

66 days is not a long time. It is barely over 2 months and only 8 weekends… however in my case it is just long enough to make or break my goal. I have 8 more chances to dominate my long run, 8 more weeks to hit my weekly (and monthly) mileage goal, 8 more weeks to build strength, 8 more weeks to nail down the perfect race day nutrition, 8 weeks to set my self up to succeed.

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My primary goal is to PR – even if it is a 5 second PR. My secondary goal is to really PR, HUGE big OMG wow 20+ min PR – Can I do? I think I can, I hope I can, I know I can! How am I going to do this?

  • Stick to my new training schedule
  • Go all out with my cross training/cross fit – maybe to too too crazy but crazy enough
  • Keep my diet in check – aka lay off the oreos and bagels
  • Run with a running club/group/others at least 4 times

I’ve done 2 Half Marathon’s, this will be my 3rd and the 3rd time is the charm right? I have a good feeling about this and if for some I don’t PR or have a good race at least I’ll know I gave my all and tried my best!

How do you prepare for a big goal race? How do you train yourself, push yourself and get yourself to PR land?

5 comments

    I would actually say be careful with the cross training. It's absolutely essential but if you are pushing hard for interval runs and the next day pushing hard for crossfit, your body never gets to recover and that is how must of us have found ourselves injured :)

    Amanda @RunToTheFinish | 4 years ago Reply

      I'll make sure I space out the hardcore-ness and leave time for recovery, thanks! for reminding me ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    what is your new training schedule?

    Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills | 4 years ago Reply

      I'm going to post more about it but it is pretty much 1 3-4 mile run 1 hill run (3-5 miles) 1 short 2-3 run with light XT 1 long run (5-12 miles) 1 cross 30-45 min day 1 'speed'/ interval run 1 rest day - no anything beyond normal activity ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

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