07 Mar '17, 10am

4 Steps to Planning Your Race Strategy

4 Steps to Planning Your Race Strategy

The NYC half is now just 11 days away. Over the weekend, I ran 6 miles of the half marathon course through Central Park and was reminded that this is not the easiest course. So I’m doubting myself a little bit but hoping to run strong regardless. For Tuesdays on the run, the topic is how we put together a race strategy, so let’s talk about that today. 1. Study the course map I always begin by knowing the course well. If I can run it (like I did this weekend) that’s ideal, but if not, races almost always have a map and description of the race course. Many half and full marathons also include an elevation profile so you can get a sense of where the hills are and plan accordingly. For the NYC half, the first half has the majority of the hills as it looks the outer part of Central park. The second half is much flatter. With this in mind, I know I need to start conservatively a...

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