One more day. More like 19 hours and counting until I cross the starting line for my third half-marathon.
I’m equal parts giddy, nervous, and pumped. Heck, I spent the morning train ride visualizing how to run each mile, writing and rewriting goal split times. Then I keep thinking that all the planning will go out the window when the adrenaline starts pumping.
And I keep asking myself: How slow should I start? Should I pick up the pace a bit inside Prospect Park? And at what point on Ocean Parkway should I go into beast mode?
My overall goal is to finish right under 2 hours, which would also be a PR. I’d even take 1:59:59. But in all reality, the important part is finishing.
With the forecast predicting a crisp, sunny morning in the high 50s, things are looking up. See you at the finish line.