Friday, January 15, 2010

Psychological Warfare to Prepare for Houston Half Marathon Sunday

After many "easy run" miles the last two weeks, rather than a few more, I did 2 miles this morning, in perfect weather, at a couple seconds faster than my goal PR Half Marathon pace (11:27 pace needed to hit 2 1/2 hr half).  Breathed easy, relaxed, enjoyed the view, calmed myself, and told myself that Sunday I need to remember what this felt like.  And then told my body that on Sunday just go do exactly that an additional 5 1/2 times.  This is part of my psychological warfare on a race - I'm breaking the 13.1 mile race down into that relaxing happy 2 miles I did today, done 6 1/2 times over and over again.  :-)

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