Hi everyone! :)
I've been training recently to participate in a half-marathon that is coming up on June 23rd.
I'm going to be walking / jogging it for the most part. Not out to set any records or anything - basically doing it to say I've done it, and for the benefits that the training schedule has been giving me (I completed 8 miles Sunday). It's a new fun goal to work towards.
I've only ever participated in a couple 5k and 10k's in the past. So I'm wondering what folks would like to share about what it's like to participate in a half-marathon. Anything special I should know that I maybe haven't seen in my online research?
I've learned about proper carbo-loading (ie: gradually eat more the week preceding, but don't overdo it the evening before, and try to stick with food you're used to.) I've learned about making sure I utilize electrolyte drinks during the race so I don't completely crash.
I'm thinking of scheduling a nice massage for myself this coming weekend (I'm a little over my half way point of my training and figure a good massage might be beneficial to my body in the middle of it). How about massage after the big race?
How about the "culture" and good race etiquette?
Whatever you'd love to share about your half-marathon experiences, I'd love to hear it.
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