1. 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.

    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.

    1. perkieandmowgli said: To do that you have to run a 9:04 pace. When I ran my half I thought of it mile by mile and each mile market said, ok, you have 9 minutes to get to the next one. I ran about an 8:44 pace and finished in 1:54:46 (seared into my memory forever). Good luck!
    2. maggiemcg said: Good luck!!! See you there! :)
    3. oldmanasante posted this

neither here. nor there.

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