|At the finish of the half marathon in 2015|
Tomorrow morning I will be running in the Snake River Canyon Half Marathon! I am pretty psyched for it. This will be my third year participating. The prior two years, though, I was having severe shoulder pain. Now, I feel completely healthy! I am excited to see how I perform in comparison.
My past times:
- 2:24:47 in 2015
- 2:22:56 in 2016
Basically, to PR for this race I would just need to run faster than a 10:50/mile pace which I think is totally do-able!
Today, I tried to eat more carbs than normal. I don't normally track what I eat, but decided to give it a try just to see.
The day included cereal & toast, a sandwich, and spaghetti with lots of snacks in between.
|My totals for the day.|
According to runners world "the general rule of thumb formula is about 3 to 5 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight." While I did eat 100g more than I normally would, I definitely did not hit this target! Oh well...
Some things I am looking forward to tomorrow:
- Running along the beautiful snake river 😀
- Testing my endurance
- Seeing how fast I can run the final mile
- Listening to my new playlist
- A post-race meal from Old European
UPDATE: The race went amazingly! I was able to push myself harder than before, and I finished in my second_fastest half marathon time: 2:18:14! A PR for this course.