A race day approaches

Just four miles for my midweek run today…

…because I’ve got a half marathon this weekend – my first race of the year!

It’s standard to book in for a half marathon about seven or eight weeks before a full marathon, as part of the training plan. It gives you a good benchmark for how you’re getting on. As such, I’m a bit nervous about it, but recent training suggests that I might be able to get a good PB, so we will just have to see how it goes on the day.

We’re making a bit of a weekend of it, so Geth and I have spent today making various preparations. I think we’ve covered just about every weather possibility, and Geth has bought several different types of protein bars!

Next bit of prep is a recovery mile tomorrow morning, for which I absolutely have to keep it slow (legs are very excited at the moment and want to sprint). In the meantime, we’re watching the US Olympic marathon trials to get ourselves (even more) in the running mood!

Running TV
Love a bit of running TV in the build-up to a race weekend 😀

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – ‘New Moon On Monday’
Justin Bieber – ‘Love Yourself’

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