On Sunday March 16th, the New York City Half will be my fourth half marathon. I love the half marathon because it is the perfect combination of a long distance race and a shorter amount of hours on your feet training for it.
Here are my race times so far in life at this distance:
2006 NYC Half – 2:07
2007 Disney World Half – 2:26
2014 Brooklyn Half – 2:07
According to my Nike Running App, my PR for the 13.1 this training season is 2:06 during a 14 mile training run.
My goal for Sunday is to run this race in UNDER 2 hours. It will require an insane amount of control to not start too fast (something I am always guilty of), and some guts to keep the second half of the race pace under 9 mins per mile. The hills are in the first 2-3 miles, and after that, its a fast, flat course. As long as I can keep my wits about me, and work on running each mile a little faster than the last, I feel really confident that I can reach my goal. I want it SO badly. I am obsessed with visualizing the race, rearranging my playlist, going through pre-race checklists, and planning my race-day outfit. I’ve done all the prep work that I could have, now its just time to RACE. Can’t WAIT for Sunday!!