It was around the end of the tenth mile that the thought first occurred to me, much to my surprise and entertainment. The early morning rain that had quieted before the race had returned as a light mist, keeping me cool as the rising sun started to warm the air.
So you’ve landed yourself at halfmarathons.net and aren’t sure you are “ready” to run a half marathon?
Many on the East Coast know this story too well: You train hard for your big race. You are feeling ready to accomplish the goal. Then the 10 day forecast comes and you see… rain and more rain.
Training for any distance race is difficult. Not only do you commit to logging miles and runs, you also commit to being mentally ready. There is a saying that running is 80% mental, and I 100% agree with that!
Many people may know that I’m preparing for the New York City marathon. It’s my first marathon in several years. I ran the NYCM in 2013 as my first marathon. The first time I ran it I did not understand (nor did I prepare for) the course elevation.