6 week countdown

So I only realized this morning how close we are to the Asheville Half Marathon! It’s like around the corner. People it’s 6 weeks away! Thankfully I have received the running all clear. But still…. 6 weeks. Usually in the weeks leading up to a half marathon I have a strategy. Well it occured to me I have no strategy. Yep. None. Well, I guess I have a semblance of a strategy….

So my strategy is to have no strategy. I am embracing the chaos.

What's your strategy?

What’s your strategy? Embrace the Chaos. 

That’s right. Yours Truly will not have a meticulous training guide for this race. Instead I’m just going to keep building on the strength I’ve gained during my running hiatus (serious strength!) and take it day-by-day with mileage. So come race day this could be a triumphant success or I could hobble across the finish line like Bambi learning to walk.

Yep. I've been there.

Yep. I’ve been there.

End of rant. As a disclaimer I will note that this will be my 14? half and I was been less prepared in the past 🙂 So I’m thinking it will be lots of fun but no PR. Also I’m a race ambassador, so I’m really excited to meet some of the other bloggers who will be there!

So what are your pre-run rituals? Anything you like to incorporate specifically before a half marathon or marathon (besides a training plan)? Have you done any strength training this winter? Have you ever just winged it…. tell me you were successful?!?! Also ever been to Asheville? Any advice is appreciated! 

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2 Comments on “6 week countdown

  1. Sometimes going into it without expectations can be nice. I haven’t run a race like that in a while, but it can be very satisfying!

    My strength training has been pretty minimal this training cycle, but I have gotten to yoga 1-2 times per week.

    I LOVE Asheville! I’ve been there…four? five times now? Definitely one of my all time favorite places, and I actually got engaged there last February. Do you have a hotel picked out already or do you still need to pick? I always stay downtown (tons to do and so many good restaurants) but there are great things in West Asheville too.

    Feel free to find me on Twitter @jgambacurta if you have questions about AVL. Always happy to help.

    • That’s what I’m hoping. You know Asheville? We do have a hotel picked out. I’d love some suggestions on restaurants. Congrats on the engagement and I’ve just followed you!!

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