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.
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.
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!
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!!