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If it feels easy, you'll be fine. It's not a bad idea to get in a little tempo in the week before the HM, anyhow. You're getting psyched for the race, tuning into a little of that "race magic," which is a good thing. Don't go out tomorrow and try to make the magic happen again, but if it does, then roll with it. That's what running by feel means.
The two days before the race you might want to really back down the intensity, but you can't hurt yourself 10 days away from the event as long as you're feeling good. Confidence, friend! Sounds like you're ready to roll!
good luck with your race PofQ. mines on sunday. although i've backed off the intensity now i raced a 7.6k on saturday and a 5k (new PB!) on tuesday. but i'm resting up and doing short easy runs now. today (friday) is my last run so will be 5k easy though i'll probably throw in 1km at race pace to remember what it feels like.
its my first half in over 2 years so i'm very nervous now.
anyways - hope your taper goes well - it certainly sounds like you are flying along. look forward to the race report - do you have a time in mind?
Good luck on Sunday, Mandy and good luck in your HM, Mike!
You're running the Detroit, Mike? I'm kicking myself now for not registering for the Detroit half. I think I have made up my mind this week to get serious, go big, and have my first major race be the Glass City Marathon in Toledo April of next year. It's a small race, easier course, close to home, and I think would be a good first (and possibly only) marathon.
Anyway, you've trained well and made a ton of progress, Grasshopper. Now go and kick some HM race booty!
It'll be either Detroit or GR, not sure which one yet.
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Thanks Jeff! I appreciate the input, especially from a guy who's "easy" pace is faster than I've ever run!
GOOD LUCK on Sunday Mandy! And congrats on the PB for your 5k, that's gotta help the confidence heading into the race. You'll be great, I'm sure as it looks like you've put the training in to KILL that thing!
My original goal was to just finish. But that was back in June when I signed up. Now I'm getting a "little" more ambitious and am gunning for a sub-2hr run. Not too sure it's going to happen, but I don't think I'll be satisfied to just finish anymore! I'll definitely post a race report, after all, it'll be my first race of more than 5k EVAH!
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