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Madison Half Prep

Monday, May 06, 2013

20 day and 8 more runs until Madison. I had a good 13.1 mile training run on Saturday. I aim to make the most of my taper. I'll continue with daily (well almost daily) hip/glute exercised and stretches. I've added in daily foam rolling and plan to do some trigger point work too. Planning a chiro visit and massage early next week. Thanks to the Game On diet, my nutrition has been very good the last 6 weeks.

I'm always excited about my races, but this one is extra special. My son moved to Madison 2 years ago, so he and his girl friend will be there to support me. It's rather a nice "turn of phrase" so to speak since he ran track throughout high school and college and I rarely missed a meet. Now it's his turn to cheer me on.

My goal is to take 4 minutes off my San Diego Half time and finish in under 2:30. I'm slowly inching towards my previous PR of 2:21. I've done what I can so far, but weather will be a determining factor. I'm loving my training this time and am proud to have almost 1 1/2 years of continuous weekly running under my belt! Every time I run, I learn something about myself. How cool is that?!?

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OWL_20 5/10/2013 7:38PM

    How cool is that? Very cool! I'm doing the same thing, i.e. learning about what works and what doesn't. It'll be great to have that support in Madison--turn-about is fair play! Congrats on doing all the hard work ahead of time for the half...but I have to ask what is the Game On diet?

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