Countdown to the Half: ONE DAY

Holy crap, the half marathon is TOMORROW!

I’m a little nervous, but I feel SO much more prepared than I was for my last one. I actually made it through 12 full weeks of training (as opposed to my solid THREE back in April). I wish my longest run had been longer than 10 miles, but at least I know that I have covered 13.1 before, and I survived.

For the past few days, I’ve been running without podcasts to see if it helped me focus on my breathing. It did, but it also gave me a lot of time to think. Our running coach has been amazing and has very high hopes for us, and I really want to live up to his expectations. He set a time goal for me that is going to be VERY tough, and he keeps assuring me that I can do it, but all I’ve been thinking about during my past few runs is how difficult it’s going to be. But I guess all I can do is trust my training and try.

I celebrated the culmination of our training by treating myself to a couple Lululemon pieces. Lululemon is CRAZY-expensive, but their stuff really is great. With my two new shirts and headband, and my other tried-and-true gear, I should be good to go.

Left to right, top to bottom: C9 by Champion Seamless Racer Bra (similar) | Garmin Forerunner 210 | Gu Chomps | Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve | Lululemon Swiftly Headband | Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve | Nathan Sports Shadow Pak (similar) |Nike Tempo Shorts (similar) | Balega Hidden Comfort Socks | New Balance WR1400

Eeeeeeek! Wish me luck!

Any last minute advice? What are your running must-haves?

     

3 thoughts on “Countdown to the Half: ONE DAY

  1. I am not a runner but I have faced challenging events. 
    Try not to convince yourself how difficult this will be. 
    You’re ready for this. You’ve trained and prepared.
    Now, it’s just mind over matter.
    Focus on the pride and satisfaction that you’ll be feeling at the end!

  2. You’re going to do so great!  My longest training run was 10, and that was for my first half, so between that distance + the knowledge/insight/confidence you have from already having done this before, you’re made in the shade.

    The best tip that I kept reminding myself of during the run is that you wait until you’re hungry/thirsty to refuel, it’s too late.  Good luck!

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