Goals for the First Light Marathon
- Evaluate a "no taper & short rest" for an open-26.2 race effort
- Pace for a sub-3 early and hold on for at least a Boston Qualifying 3:05:00
I've read about the run/walk strategy for long distance racing since I began running in the Winter of '09. As a new runner, my goal was always simply to RUN. Initially, I saw any form of walking as failure. It wasn't until I actually became interested in my FASTEST results that I saw some potential with the run/walk as a strategy. Note: Its important to differentiate between a run/walk strategy and running until you are forced to walk.
|Gulf Coast Triathlon 70.3 May 2011 in Panama City Beach, FL|
I was dying in the heat and absolutely refused to walk
through what became my worst 13.1 run split ever.
My run/walk plan included two parts: walk every major hill and every aid station between mile 1 & 23. It is by no means scientific or definitive. I just had an opportunity to see how I responded to different race strategies on back to back marathons.
|Sometimes, a finger to the face is the |
only way to say I need your water.
|BankTrust First Light Marathon 9th Overall |
only walking around 20 times