1. Book a race.
2. Book two races.
3. Schedule one each week before your marathon.
Whoops!However, in my defense they are two of my favorite local races that just happened to be on back to back weekends right before I run the full in New Orleans.
So my running weekends look a bit like this:
- Last 20 mile long run
- Charleston Half Marathon (13.1)
- Charlie Post 15K (9.3)
- New Orleans Full (26.2)
The distances actually fit in really well with how I usually taper so the distance of each race is not a problem at all. The issue comes in the fact that they are races and not slow, easy taper runs.
However, I think I have that under control -
I am setting no pace goals
My plan is to run at a comfortable pace and to remember that these races are just for fun,
the full marathon is priority one.
I may even leave my Garmin at home so I can take it slow and not stress about pace.
Are these two races a horrid idea? Remember I would be running this far anyway to train.
Have you ever included a race in your taper? How so?