28 Mar '15, 4am

The BEST race strategy to nab a PR: #RWPerformWeek

I’m running my fourth half marathon and shooting for a personal record. Along the way, I’ll be running a few 10Ks, too. Do you have any race day tips that can help me reach my goal and earn a PR? Thank you! ~Emily That sounds like an exciting line-up Emily. You’re wise to race a few 10K’s before the half marathon since it is the perfect distance to practice pre-race logistics–like the type and timing of your fuel and your pacing skills–and it’s also not too long to risk optimal recovery or compromise training. Racing the 10K distance is also a great tool for assessing your fitness. It’s useful to run your final pre-race 10K about 3-4 weeks out from the half marathon when your fitness is peaking while allowing for plenty of time to taper and recover. Of all the tips I’ve shared about race-day performance, the most important in my book is to hone your pacing strategy. It’s t...

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