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.
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?