I am wearing shoes that I completely forgot about until this morning.My Nike Livestrongs. I love them ❤
I have been running and signing up for lots of races recently. I love races! Last weekend I ran a 7k, and this weekend I am running the Indianapolis Half Marathon, and I have a few more coming up in the next month.
All this racing got me thinking about Race Strategy. I have never gone into a race with planned out splits. In fact, I never look at my watch. I like not knowing. I run entirely by feel. I run as hard as I can, for as long as I can.
I think I would hate the pressure of trying to hit certain splits, hit mile times… trying to speed up, slow down, keep steady… I would panic if I wasn’t on pace, or I would question myself if I was ahead of pace… I think it would stress me out and take the fun out of the race.
But then again, I do have goals. Like my eventual 1hr20min Half. So for the first time, I am thinking about Race Strategy.
I am not really sure how/where to start. I know there are lots of “charts” that tell you average pace to hit a specific time, but I am not the kind of runner that holds one pace the whole race.
I am constantly fluctuating, but usually I run all negative splits. I was even able to do my Marine Corps Marathon with all negative splits! And even on shorter races, I start off slower, evaluate my body, my stride, my breathing, and then take off from there.
Do you guys have Race Strategies/Plans?
What exercise are you doing today?
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