As most of you probably know, a bunch of us Salties headed to Columbus, Ohio for the Cap City Half Marathon, host of the US half marathon champs, but only one of us was there to race it!
This half was a key race for me, but it fell mid-segment so I went in with very little confidence that I would knock it out of the park. My legs felt really tired in all the workouts leading up to it and I was getting a ton of solid miles in every week, but I just didn’t feel sharp. The Wednesday before the race, my coach and I agreed on a race plan.
It was simple: make a bold and uncharacteristic move once in the first half of the race and again in the second half. I had nothing to lose so that seemed like a fun challenge! It was really refreshing to go into a race with zero pressure, unlike my last half in Jacksonville when I was going for the OTQ. In JAX my only goal was to hit a 1:15:00 or faster, so time was EVERYTHING and 100% of my focus was on hitting exact splits with no wiggle room for mistakes. Read more >>