Now that the Nike Women’s Half has passed and I’ve run it healthy, its on to planning for my next race! So what’s next for me? The Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 18th. Now, just to preface, I’ve run this race before. Except the last time I was injured with IT Band Syndrome and ended up having to walk about 4-5 miles of the race. Let me tell you, that wasn’t my favorite moment of racing even though I loved the course. But I still finished that one in about 2:32 despite having to walk because of pain.
So I’m out to get the Brooklyn Half. I am familiar with the terrain (hey, I’m a Brooklynite after all), have run it before, and I have been relatively healthy lately with no signs of ITBS. I not only want to beat my previous time, but also my current half PR (2:03). On top of it, I’m aiming for sub-2. I won’t really be disappointed if I don’t reach that goal but it would nice. So that’s what I’ll be attempting. Fingers crossed!
I haven’t ran two half marathons this close together before, so I am currently deciding what to do for in between training. The tentative plan is to run once again this week for a longer run (6-7 miles). Then I will be back to my normal schedule next week with short runs and try for a long run of about 10-11 miles. The weekend following that is the race. I’m not sure if this is wrong or right to do, but its what I have in mind. Any tips?
This years race has got me super excited, too. Packet pickup is right near my house (finally I don’t have to trek to the UES) in DUMBO and looks like it will be a great time. Plus the race start is also a quick two subway stops (if that) from my house. I just love this race.. I get to sleep later on race day! I also think NYRR has lots of fun things in store for this race and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. You can always count on NYRR to put on a great, organized event!
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What races are you running soon?
Are you running Brooklyn?
Have you ever run two long races within a short period of time? How did you handle it?